The Lifeguard (2013)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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A former valedictorian quits her reporter job in New York and returns to the place she last felt happy: her childhood home in Connecticut. She gets work as a lifeguard and starts a dangerous relationship with a troubled teenager.


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14 December 2013 | ra-952-856579
| Good Idea, but a little rough around the edges
I basically liked the movie. I just wonder how much money they spent to make this indie film. Lots of things could have been better: script, cinematography, continuity, locations, but the basic ideas came through. There were all kinds of story development that was left to one's imagination. Too bad, because the basic idea was a good one: YOU CAN'T GO HOME AGAIN. It is a an old theme, but one that has legs. Most of the characters were pretty believable, but just a bit too stereotypical. The best scenes were the sexual liaisons between between Leigh and the boy who was a boy in name only. Whew! His sexual prowess was closer to a 30 year old than a 16 y.o. which was one of he problems with the movie, why were these folks in their late twenties hanging out with a bunch of dysfunctional high school boys? A question never quite adequately answered in the film.

Leigh needs a break from her crazy life in the fast lane and gets one, but it is not what she bargained for. Some deus ex machina tragedy and some hot sex really don't make a complete story, but it is a small town slice of life thing that many of us can understand.

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