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Treading Water (2013)

The Boy Who Smells Like Fish (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 10 March 2015 (USA)
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At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Douglas Smith ... Mica
Zoë Kravitz ... Laura
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Catherine
Ariadna Gil ... Sophie
Don McKellar ... Richard
Kim Ly Kim Ly ... The Lifeguard
Gonzalo Vega ... Guillermo Garibai
Sofía Sisniega ... Claudia
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brian Bridger Brian Bridger ... Young Mika
Amanda Brugel ... Nurse
Donald Burda ... Doctor
Sydney Cross ... Schoolgirl
Andrea Drepaul ... Denise
Jayden Greig ... Blonde Kid
Sam Herrington Sam Herrington ... Kid
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At first glance, Mica seems a perfectly normal boy. But first glances can often be deceiving... For one, Mica's house is now a museum honouring Guillermo Garibai, the legendary Mexican crooner. Mica spends most of his time there, giving guided tours to aging Garibai fans. But stranger still, Mica smells. He smells like fish. Numerous doctors, his life-long therapist and even his own parents are at a loss. No one wants to be Mica's friend. Girls won't talk to him. His life appears pointless, uneventful, doomed. That is, until Laura walks into it. Written by Kevin Krikst

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Mica is a perfectly normal boy. Well he would be if he didn't live in the museum and former home of the legendary Mexican singer, Guillermo Garibai. And if he didn't smell of fish. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Mexico | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Treading Water See more »

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Budget:

$4,700,000 (estimated)
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Could have been so much more
20 January 2020 | by bugger-17071See all my reviews

This movie is like an unfulfilled promise - the premise is interesting, but it does not do much with the subject. While it comes from the main character's social awkwardness, it is way too slow in some points and gets repetitive after some time. The best character is the mom, her sunny disposition is just adorable. However, she does not appear after the first 25 minutes. It is mostly a pointless movie: a boy meets girl story, where nothing interesting or funny happens on the couple's way of finding each other. It's to watch in the background while you are doing something else but I wouldn't actually recommend seeing it.


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