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The Lifeguard (2013)

The Lifeguard

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 30, 2013

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Studio

Focus World

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Liz W. Garcia

Producer

Mike Landry, Carlos Velazquez

Screenwriter

Liz W. Garcia

Starring

Story


Leigh (Kristen Bell) is almost 30, and living a seemingly perfect life in New York. But when her career and love life both come crashing down, she flees to her suburban hometown and regresses right back into teenage life and behavior. She moves into her old room with her parents, hangs around with friends who never left town, and reclaims her high school job as a condo-complex lifeguard. But as Leigh enjoys shirking adult life and responsibilities and enters into an illicit affair, she begins a chain reaction that affects those closest to her. With an all-star cast that also includes Martin Starr ("Party Down," "Knocked Up"), Mamie Gummer ("Side Effects") and Oscar nominee Amy Madigan, it's a journey that's both hilarious and heartfelt. Presented by Screen Media Films & Focus World, the alternative distribution of Focus Features.

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Kristen Bell stars as Leigh in Focus World's The Lifeguard (2013)
Poster of Focus World's The Lifeguard (2013)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."The Lifeguard" is one of those deceptive movies that, to its credit, winds up being about more than just an easy-to-describe tagline..”
by Joe Neumaier [New York Daily News]
“.."The Lifeguard" is a painfully dull (alleged) drama utterly lacking in originality or self-awareness..”
by Jordan Hoffman [Film.com]
“..This directorial debut by Liz W. Garcia, a writer for television, bears some echoes of its creator's origins, going from deft to trite in its drama and setting up character arcs..”
by Nicolas Rapold [New York Times]