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
3 thoughts on “Three sentence movie reviews: The Lifeguard”
Oh look, it’s my girl! I adore her, but some of these movies make me wonder about her choices. Or maybe it is what she is offered.
It’s true there are not a ton of choices. I think this was a good one, though. Even if no one saw it.
I saw this! I was pretty skeeved by the “tapping underage tail” aspect of the story, especially that poor boy who thought he was confiding in a friend, only to have that friend hit on him. But I did enjoy that it explored how easy it is for a person to become unmoored in their 20s. I remember that particular feeling all too well.