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The Lifeguard

Release Date: August 30th, 2013

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: , , , , , , ,


Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Screen Media Ventures, Focus World

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  • 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

  • It's not the most original of concepts, and writer-director Liz W. Garcia struggles with the tone throughout, but The Lifeguard is often saved by Kristen Bell's sensitive and complex performance. show more

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