While the movie shelves are loaded with whiny male protagonists whose lives fall apart and they retreat to somewhere/something to recover, there are fewer of these stories about women. So it was that I enjoyed watching Kristen Bell return home to her parents to be again the lifeguard she was as a teenager. I found the story resonant and the acting was great too, especially by Bell, Mamie Gummer and Alex Shaffer.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home, while avoiding prepping for vacation.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2013/lifeguard.html
While not as funny as the first time I watched it, (the surprise factor was gone) I still enjoyed this sequel making fun of sequels. This time I greatly anticipated the Mr. & Mrs. Smith scene and cackled at Jillian Bell’s weirdness. This would also make a good movie for a discussion of male attitudes toward women sleeping around depending on if the women in question is the male’s daughter or not.
Cost: free from library. (It was just sitting there. I couldn’t not bring it home.)
Where watched: at home.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2014/twenty_two_jump_street.html