Drive-Away Dolls Ending Explained: What’s In The Mystery Briefcase And The Wild True Story That Inspired The Movie

SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains major spoilers for Drive-Away Dolls. If you have not yet seen the film, proceed at your own risk!

Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke’s Drive-Away Dolls is primarily a road trip comedy about two lesbian pals growing closer on a trip to Tallahassee, but at the heart of the plot is a mystery. The car they are driving around in has a mysterious briefcase and hatbox locked in the trunk, and though the audience isn’t informed about the contents, it’s made clear that a criminal element will go very far to reacquire the containers. Is it money? Is it drugs? The answer is “neither,” and the actual answer is not something you’d ever imagine.

Not only does Drive-Away Dolls feature a terrific surprise, but there is more depth to the material than you may realize, as the story is partially inspired by a true story. I’ve put together this feature to break it all down, and I’ll start by answering the film’s big question…

Pedro Pascal in Drive-Away Dolls

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What’s In The Briefcase And The Hatbox That Jamie And Marian Accidentally Transport In Drive-Away Dolls?

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