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Not Waving But Drowning (2012)

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Leaving small town life in her dust, Adele(Vanessa Ray) moves wide eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara(Megan Guinan) stuck in their hometown. Separate for the first time in ... See full summary »

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Leaving small town life in her dust, Adele(Vanessa Ray) moves wide eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara(Megan Guinan) stuck in their hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film charts new relationships with boys, girls and eccentric old ladies (Adam Driver, Isabelle McNally, and Lynn Cohen). Beautiful music sequences capture fleeting emotions as their lives move in unexpected directions. "Not Waving But Drowning" is paired with "The Most Girl Part of You" a dark, but sweet short film. This piece stars newcomers Lili Reinhart and Ryan Munzert and is also directed by Devyn Waitt. "The Most Girl Part of You" is based on a short story of the same name by acclaimed author Amy Hempel (At The Gates Of The Animal Kingdom, The Collected Stories) Written by N. Emanuele

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The title of the film is based on the poem by Stevie Smith "Not Waving But Drowning." See more »

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coming of age film about two friends during a summer when their lives start to diverge
28 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I got a chance to watch this movie in one of it's promotional venues and I'm so glad I did! Not being a huge movie buff, I didn't know what to expect from seeing a film in that type of scenario. Firstly, the acting was superior to many other mainstream movies I've seen recently. In addition, the thoughtful plot provided refreshing insight into character development for this coming of age story. Never having experienced these characters' same situations, it really struck a balance for me with being novel and relatable at the same. It picks up on archetypal themes without being redundant. Plus the soundtrack is superb. If given the opportunity, I highly recommend you see this film.


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