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The Lifeguard (2013)

R | | Drama, Romance | 30 July 2013 (USA)
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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.

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Liz W. Garcia

Writer:

Liz W. Garcia
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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
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Storyline

29-year-old Leigh is on leave from her job in New York City after feeling a sense of emptiness and sadness in her life. Leigh has returned to her parents' home, to her high school job as a lifeguard and to her high school friends still in town. But Leigh continues to struggle in finding happiness since her parents don't approve and she's bullied by local kids at the pool. Leigh finds an almost like kindred spirit in high school student Little Jason; but when their friendship turns into an illicit relationship, her friends don't approve and even more tragedy awaits Leigh in her personal journey towards happiness. Written by Anne Campbell

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This Summer Growing Up is Optional

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, brief graphic nudity, drug use, language and a disturbing image - some involving teens | See all certifications »

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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

When Mel and Josh are reconciling about making a family together outside the school, the boom mic pole is visible on the car while they talk. See more »

Quotes

Leigh: I'm not invisible. I'm the fucking lifeguard, mother fucker.
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Crazy Credits

After the last credits, a photo of Leigh is shown from when she was a lifeguard during her high school period. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.190 (2013) See more »

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Escenas de un Restaurante Mexicano
Written and Performed by Sean Canada
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Good movie
4 January 2017 | by playboi-96678See all my reviews

I thought this was a really good movie.

Whats bullshit is Netflix has movies like this with 1 or 2 stars that people don't watch and pass up because of the low ratings. I wish they would give IMDb ratings so that I could really gauge what to give a chance.

But anyways, again I thought it was a really good movie, with a realistic plot and story line. I thought it would have a "lifetime" feel to it but it had a life of its own.

If you don't have much to do, and you have an hour or two on your hands to watch a movie, I suggest this one.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

30 July 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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