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R| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
A reporter (Kristen Bell) quits her job, returns to her old lifeguard duties, and has an affair with a teenager.

Cast: Kristen Bell , David Lambert , Alex Shaffer , Mamie Gummer , Martin Starr , Adam LeFevre , Amy Madigan , Sendhil Ramamurthy

Director: Liz W. Garcia

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures, Focus World

The Lifeguard (2013)

Release Date: August 30th, 2013|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • The Lifeguard is one of those deceptive movies that, to its credit, winds up being about more than just an easy-to-describe tagline. In this case, that line would be: “Woman goes back to hometown, sleeps with high school boy.” show more

  • Surprisingly for a writer turned director, the most evident shortcomings with Garcia’s feature originate with the script. With barely any backstory to support them, the characters consistently appear to lack the motivations necessary for their actions. show more

  • The Lifeguard is a painfully dull (alleged) drama utterly lacking in originality or self-awareness. show more

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Kristen Bell Found Out She Was Pregnant While Filming 'The Lifeguard'

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Laura Larson on Sep 2nd, 2013 1:00PM

Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Wonderwall Kristen Bell isn't her usual bubbly self in her latest movie, the Liz Garcia-directed dark comedy "The Lifeguard." While a lot of that has to do with...

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