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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.
This Summer Growing Up is Optional
Motion Picture Rating
Rated R for strong sexuality, brief graphic nudity, drug use, language and a disturbing image - some involving teens
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Did You Know?
Leigh receives a postcard that is addressed to her at "433 E. 31st St" in New York City. That address no longer exists - that entire neighborhood was cleared in 1945-6 to make room for the New York University Medical Center, which occupies that spot to this day. See more
Near the end of the movie, Leigh receives a postcard from Jason. Although there is a faint hint of a cancellation stamp, there is no POSTNET bar code at the bottom right of the card. Obviously, this postcard never actually went through the mail. See more
Leigh: Is this parking lot, like, passed down in the DNA of skaters... like a geese migratory path?
Written by Nicolas Basque
, Warren Spicer
, Matthew Woodley
Performed by Plants and Animals See more