I'm still trying to figure out what 'Floating' is about, other than a homoerotic tale of misfit children and their dysfunctional families that live "down by the river." Guys running around, swimming – sometimes naked, almost always half-naked – wrestling, sweating, male bonding, etc, etc. Other than having a higher budget than an A&F ad it is, there really wasn't much left. We have kids yearning to get out of town (not original,) broken homes (not original,) and aimless pot-smoking partiers bend on destruction and theft of other people's properties (not original.) The main actor, Reedus, appears to do what he can with the source material while his BFF Lowe completely over acts in his (also unoriginal) role. It didn't have bad production (aside from horrible lighting at times,) especially for a low budget indie and it was great to finally see a gay-themed film that two guys can be best friends when only one is gay and the other is not only straight, but stays that way. Far too often, per the writer's fantasies, I suppose, the straight man will get seduced and succumbs to the gay man, all of a sudden gay by association. So, I liked that about this film, but in the end, nothing new jumped out at me, except for beautiful shots of the lake and some eye candy. The movie's thin plot revolves mostly around kids getting high, hating their parents and robbing neighbors. Newcomer to town, Lowe, is befriended by the leader of the pack, Van, who sees him as not only a ticket out, but a chance for redemption. Aside from the huge problem with the closing tragedy, these kids leave evidence everywhere of their thefts, not to mention this is a small town and they pick really close neighbors. Seriously?