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The Lifeguard -- A reporter quits her New York job 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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Director:
Writer:
Liz W. Garcia (written by)
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Release Date:
24 February 2014 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This Summer Growing Up is Optional
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
heavily dependant on life circumstances See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kristen Bell ... Leigh

Mamie Gummer ... Mel

Martin Starr ... Todd

Alex Shaffer ... Matt

Joshua Harto ... John

David Lambert ... Little Jason

Amy Madigan ... Justine

Adam LeFevre ... Hans (as Adam Lefevre)

John Finn ... Big Jason

Paulie Litt ... Lumpy

Sendhil Ramamurthy ... Raj

Mike Landry ... Officer Miller
Tom Kondilas ... Officer Federici

Carlos Velazquez ... Marco

Lisa Ann Goldsmith ... Matt's Mom
Anthony Marino ... Scrappy Kid - Aaron
Debbie College ... Tabitha
Marty Landry ... Drowning Boy
Royce Hearn ... Kid
Fabio Polanco ... Landlord

Cody Hartman ... Sullen Teenage Boy

Terri Middleton ... Matt's Aunt

John Mancini ... Bartender
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Bankosh ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Tiffany Bell ... Student (uncredited)
Nathan Bohatch ... Mourner (uncredited)

Joe Fishel ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Wade Guthrie ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Sharyn Kmieciak ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Phil Nardozzi ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

James Quinn ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Blake Reading ... Leigh's Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Liz W. Garcia 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Liz W. Garcia  written by

Produced by
Dallas Brennan .... executive producer
Tim Brown .... executive producer
Estelle Buzzard .... executive producer
Milan Chakraborty .... line producer
Milan Chakraborty .... producer
Manuel De Seixas Correa .... associate producer
Ryan Alan Dearth .... co-producer (as Ryan Dearth)
Mike Dolan .... executive producer (as Michael Dolan)
Liz W. Garcia .... producer
Chris Gilligan .... executive producer
Brian Hartman .... executive producer
Joshua Harto .... producer
Mike Landry .... line producer
Mike Landry .... producer
Isaac Lefevre .... co-producer
John Mancini .... co-executive producer
Ed McWilliams .... executive producer
Diaa Nour .... executive producer
Daljit DJ Parmar .... executive producer
William G. Santor .... executive producer
Gregory P. Shockro .... executive producer
Rabinder Sira .... executive producer
Carlos Velazquez .... line producer
Carlos Velazquez .... producer
Andrew Chang-Sang .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Fred Avril 
 
Cinematography by
John Peters (director of photography) (as John B. Peters)
 
Film Editing by
Jennifer Davidoff Cook 
Elizabeth Kling 
 
Casting by
Stephanie Holbrook 
 
Production Design by
Chris Trujillo 
 
Art Direction by
Lance R. Walters  (as Lance Walters)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas F. Kelly  (as Tom Kelly)
 
Costume Design by
Kama K. Royz  (as Kama Royz)
 
Makeup Department
Doug Fairall .... key makeup artist
Ange Grmolyes .... hair department head
Geri Mataya .... hair department head
Christopher Patrick .... additional makeup artist (as Chris Patrick)
Sandie Scott .... additional hmu (as Sandi Scott)
Marianne Skiba .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Mike Landry .... post-production supervisor
Isaac Lefevre .... production manager
Carlos Velazquez .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ryan Alan Dearth .... first assistant director (as Ryan Dearth)
Douglas A. Raine .... first assistant director (as Douglas Raine)
Dan Short .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Daragh Byrne .... construction coordinator
Eugene Doyle .... on-set dresser
Tom Linden .... property master
Jake Polcha .... art production assistant
Aaron Streiner .... on-set dresser
 
Sound Department
Michael Buckner .... post sound
Sean Canada .... sound designer
Sean Canada .... sound mixer
Chad Djubek .... boom operator
Jim Emswiller .... sound mixer
Paul Gleeson .... assistant audio engineer
Greg Sextro .... sound mixer: New York (as Greg Sexto)
Todd Brodie .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Daniel Douglass .... adr technician (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Greg Boggs .... key special effects
Jake Hays .... special effects technician (as Jacob Hays)
Casey LaRocco .... additional special effects
Ed Parrish Jr. .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Karch Coon .... visual effects artist: Charged Studios
Adam Pierce .... visual effects supervisor: Charged Studios
Esther Casas .... compositor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Kim Robert Koscki .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Curtis Abbott .... digital imaging technician
Dave Anthony .... grip: New York
Bryant Bailey .... second assistant camera: New York
Jarrett Buba .... best boy electric
Boris Cifuentes .... best boy electric: New York
Ulysses Domalaon .... first assistant camera
Gregory L. Edwards .... key grip (as Gregory Edwards)
Ray 'Chazz' Edwards .... grip (as Ray Edwards)
Andrew Engert .... first electric: New York
Alonso Homs .... digital imaging technician: New York
Jason Jouver .... additional grip
Jason Kirker .... additional grip
Josh Kubizne .... electrician
John Leonetti .... electrician
Daniel Luebke .... gaffer: New York
Joe MacDonald .... swing
Gerard Martin .... additional camera operator
George S. Matsuo .... key grip: New York (as George Matsuo)
Joe Meyers .... additional grip
Sean Murray .... additional electric
Justin Novak .... additional grip
Jean-Pierre Nutini .... gaffer (as Jean Pierre Nutini)
Donald Lee Rager .... still photographer (as Donald Rager)
John Alan Roush .... electrician (as John Roush)
John Sabatine .... underwater camera operator
Scott Sousa .... best boy grip: New York
John Stefancis .... first electric
Blake Steigerwald .... second assistant camera
David Swiech .... electrician
Alex Wagner .... second electric: New York
Don Yockey .... dolly grip
Zoran Zdrnja .... additional electric
Sean Murray .... underwater lighting technician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Allison Kirschner .... casting assistant
Nancy Mosser .... extras casting
Nancy Mosser .... local casting
Courtney Gumpf .... extras casting (uncredited)
Katie Shenot .... local casting (uncredited)
Justin Swatchick .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bridgette Cunningham .... costume assistant
Robin Fitzgerald .... set costumer: New York
Lisa Hennessy .... wardrobe supervisor (as Lisa Grace Hennessy)
Olivia Janczyk .... set costumer
Mia La Monica .... costume assistant (as Mia Lamonica)
Roza Martinovic .... seamstress
Kristen Miller .... costume assistant
Emily Vallozzi .... seamstress (as Emily Valloze)
 
Editorial Department
Milan Boncich .... digital intermediate colorist
John Eremic .... digital intermediate producer (as John 'Pliny' Eremic)
Kevin Kaim .... digital intermediate editor
Rob Loughlin .... digital intermediate editor
Megan Marquis .... digital intermediate coordinator
 
Location Management
Carson Mains .... location manager
Harley Wilson .... location assistant
Felipe Dieppa .... location manager: New York (uncredited)
 
Music Department
David Abplanalp-Estimé .... music supervisor: High Dias Industries
Fred Avril .... composer: theme music
Danny Exum .... music department
Toddrick Spalding .... music department
Yann Arnaud .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Bernard R. Ackerman Jr. .... transportation (as Bernard Ackerman)
Nikolay Astashkin .... transportation: New York
Ronald Giddard .... transportation
Donald A. Kraus .... transportation (as Don Kraus)
 
Other crew
Schuyler Ayer .... set production assistant: New York
Nikki Barbanell .... production counsel: Martinez Barbanell (as Nikki Babanell)
Anthony Beckwith .... set production assistant
Logan Bonilla .... set production assistant: New York
Dallas Brennan .... office production assistant
Greg Brittain .... craft service
Milan Chakraborty .... production accountant
Dolores Chapman .... payroll accountant assistant
Mark Davis .... caterer
Sean Glazar .... set intern
Ryan Charles Griffin .... assistant production coordinator (as Ryan Griffin)
Mike Hart .... medic
Kate Hennessy .... set production assistant
Kelly A. Horvath .... set intern (as Kelly Horvath)
Chase Kinney .... stand-in: Little Jason
Rebecca Markuson .... production coordinator
Jose Martinez Jr. .... production counsel: Martinez Barbanell
Chris Matrozza .... medic
Tim Meester .... set production assistant: New York
Melinda Chiyoko Mullen .... set production assistant (as Melinda Mullen)
Dylan Platt .... office production assistant
Doug Roberts .... set intern
Harry Schreiber .... catering assistant
Kirsten Spalding .... set intern
Darcy Trunzo .... set production assistant
Stephen Turselli .... key set production assistant
Dan Vetanovetz .... set production assistant
Kate Wade .... stand-in: Leigh
Jeffrey M. Weber .... key set production assistant: New York (as Jeff Weber)
Lee Wells .... catering assistant
Leslie Zak .... script supervisor
Cory McConnell .... production intern (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Trevor Adley .... special thanks
Kate Alana .... special thanks
Kristen Arnold .... special thanks
Anthony Basmajian .... special thanks
Katie Basmajian .... special thanks
Chris Bischel .... special thanks
Daniel Choy Boyar .... special thanks
Ryan Brenan .... special thanks
Meera Chakraborty .... special thanks
Mitali Chakraborty .... special thanks
Monisa Chakraborty .... special thanks
Murali Chakraborty .... special thanks
Steve Clark .... special thanks
Tom Defazio .... special thanks
Katie DiMento .... special thanks
Andrew Dufata .... special thanks
Beverly Eubanks .... special thanks
Robert Fingerman .... special thanks
Brenda Fisk .... special thanks
Jordan Galland .... special thanks
Baxter Garcia .... special thanks
Claire Garcia .... special thanks
John Gerba .... special thanks
David Gordon .... special thanks
Richard Gratton .... special thanks
Jennifer Grotton .... special thanks
Howard Hanna .... special thanks
Cynthia Jones .... special thanks
Chaim Kantor .... special thanks
Wayne Kazan .... special thanks
James Brian Klein .... special thanks
Adam Kolbrenner .... special thanks
Pam Konoasek .... special thanks
Cliff Krey .... special thanks
Dawn Landry .... special thanks
Diana Landry .... special thanks
Paul Landry .... special thanks
Robert Landry .... special thanks
Natalie Leibert .... special thanks
Ryan Linde .... special thanks
David Luptek .... special thanks
Jennifer Markus .... special thanks
Joe Marone .... special thanks
Laura Wood McGinley .... special thanks
Laurie McKinnon .... special thanks
Iris McWilliams .... special thanks
Jack McWilliams .... special thanks
Paul Meyers .... special thanks
Andrew Miller .... special thanks
Michael Minnock .... special thanks
Diane Murphy .... special thanks
Laura Mustio .... special thanks
Jessica Nardiesel .... special thanks
Mark L. Pederson .... special thanks
Arlene Perez .... special thanks
Lucas Perez .... special thanks
Douglas A. Raine .... the producers wish to thank
Edith Ramirez .... special thanks
Kevin Recker .... special thanks
Kevin Roos .... special thanks
Aldey Sanchez .... special thanks
Daniel Schechter .... special thanks
Brian Schulz .... special thanks
Emily Gerson Seines .... special thanks
Zen Sevastyanova .... special thanks
James V. Stein .... special thanks
Joseph Steinmetz .... special thanks
Matthew N. Sugarman .... special thanks
Denise Taylor .... special thanks
Linda Taylor .... special thanks
Charlie Toro .... special thanks
Jacqueline Troiani .... special thanks
Rosetta Tucker .... special thanks
Randall Turner .... special thanks
Manuel Velazquez .... special thanks
Mildred Velazquez .... special thanks
Tony Velazquez .... special thanks
Beverly Velázquez .... special thanks
Phil Walker .... special thanks
David Weinstein .... special thanks
Scott Wendt .... special thanks
Michael Wrbas .... special thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, brief graphic nudity, drug use, language and a disturbing image - some involving teens
Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Leigh:They're little. They're buried stories I guess. But they're yours so you get attached.See more »
Soundtrack:
Escenas de un Restaurante MexicanoSee more »

FAQ

What is the first song during opening credits?
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13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
heavily dependant on life circumstances, 31 August 2013
Author: manicmeuk from United Kingdom

where to start on this one...

i think opinions on this film will be formed from personal life experience and how much someone can relate to the characters. myself, I'm similar in age and circumstance to Leigh and recently made a life change much like hers (moving back home from the city) and while the mistakes and tumbles she makes are outright irresponsible, i could not help but like her character and the maturity she showed at the end.

the romance aspect of this movie, whilst most definitely *inappropriate* does reflect the mental state of the main female character played by Kristen bell. stifled by her routine adult life and the responsibilities that come with it, she finds solace in a younger group who bring out her inner teen as it were. i think this is extremely well portrayed in the film through the three main adult cast members, who were friends in highschool, that upon the return of Leigh (KB) all suddenly start to regress and rebel against the adult strains put on them. all three characters go a little wild and forget that 'time only moves in one direction' and their subsequent battles to re-balance themselves as adults was interesting to watch.

the strength of the young actors in this film prevented it from becoming smut. David Lambert had enough charisma that it was plausible that a confused and disturbed woman would be drawn to him, whilst still maintaining that young innocence that made the story equally as much about him maturing as it was about KBs character. Alex Shaffer was impressive and moving in his portrayal of a tormented young man.

could it have been done better? absolutely. does it contain inappropriate feelings and relationships...obviously yes. Does it convey the ability of people to mess up in the most stupid irresponsible ways....yup. i liked it. i wouldn't watch it again, but it was a good film. comedy it is not however and the tag-line cheapens the movie.

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