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Like the Water (2012)

Like the Water follows Charlie, a young journalist, as she returns to her hometown of Camden, Maine to write the eulogy for her best friend, Katherine. Charlie's assignment unearths deep ... See full summary »


Caroline von Kuhn


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Credited cast:
Caitlin FitzGerald ... Charlie McRill
Emily Best Emily Best ... Grace Farnham
Susan Main Susan Main ... Jen Butler
Salomé M. Krell Salomé M. Krell ... Lola
Edward Manley ... Johnny Butler (as Eddie Manley)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gregory Adair ... Voice in the Crowd
Graham Allen Graham Allen ... Dean
Alan Best Alan Best ... Voice in the Crowd
Eric Best Eric Best ... Peter
Patrick Cann ... Voice in the Crowd
Charles Casano Charles Casano ... Voice in the Crowd
Michael Dunaway ... Pastor
Cooper FitzGerald Cooper FitzGerald ... Cooper Farnham
Dez FitzGerald Dez FitzGerald ... David Farnham
Heather Girardi ... Voice in the Crowd


Like the Water follows Charlie, a young journalist, as she returns to her hometown of Camden, Maine to write the eulogy for her best friend, Katherine. Charlie's assignment unearths deep feelings of guilt at not having been a better friend, which only fuel her long-standing resentment toward Katherine's girlfriend. On the eve of the memorial they are forced to confrontation, and Charlie goes too far. She must learn to pick up the pieces when words are not enough. This project was co-written by Caitlin FitzGerald (It's Complicated, Newlyweds, Taking Woodstock) and Caroling von Kuhn, the film's star and director respectively. It was produced, shot, and edited by a team of young women filmmakers on a micro-budget. Written by Emily Best

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Release Date:

13 October 2012 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Maine, USA


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$180,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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One of the best films of 2012

LIKE THE WATER is a remarkable film, and not in a "it's very good FOR AN INDIE PRODUCTION" kind of way. It's certainly an excellent example of how you can make a really compelling film with little to no money, but I feel like it stands as a great film just on its own, with no context about how it was made.

I found this film to be a beautiful, beautiful piece of art. It's an incredibly simple story, told very simply, but it's told with such gentleness and grace. The dialogue is very sparse and realistic, the photography is gorgeous, and the acting is mostly very good. Caitlin Fitzgerald in particular is a home run.

I love the sparse, very non-didactic style of the dialogue. Another review here on IMDb complains about this, but I think it's one of the film's main strengths. It doesn't spell everything out for you, and it doesn't need to. You don't need to know right off the bat how Kat died or who Lola is, because you're fully immersed in the world of the film from minute one, and you're going to find these things out as a matter of course.

In short, I loved the film; easily one of the best films of 2012. If you have the opportunity to see it, do so.

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