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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. Runtime: 98 mins Release Date: 29 Jul 2013
I'm voting 10, solely to bring the points up, but movie isn't that great. Its around 8 at its best. But, come on, 5.5?!!On the other hand, this is one though, SOB kinda movie. Its really hard to understand, and hard to love it. We less fortunate - we dig it and we dig it deep and completely. True beauty of this flick is in the "wholesomeness" of the Big Picture - and it seems too heavy for most American viewers to understand it. Yeah, there is age difference, but thats completely out of the point. I myself was in the similar position not that long time ago and we weren't <more>
the friends :D Thats why I could see some of the masters work by Bell - her face when Little Jason is starting his story. It goes from focusing attention to smile, but that is one really specific smile - it comes from the heart. Let me tell you - Kristen Bell is pure magic. She already had me in Veronica Mars, but this is much better. Shes magnificent artist and now I understand why she done this movie. It fits her really well.Also, writing is really original - no big "turnover", no "comeback", not a f***n happy ending - it ends but end is not really an end. You're left with a though of love between Leigh and Jayson, but with a kind of hope.Like I said, most Americans defines their relationship as "statuary rape" and have a panic attack when movie didn't teach us that their this were wrong. Well, this is obviously a hard thing to swallow. Judgment is left to us, the viewers. If you need a frikin confirmation of yours beliefs, what kind of beliefs are those? ofc its immoral, questionable, unfair to the younger partner, but that was a love on a first sight.I was really depressed in the end, especially cause I expected from the poster for this movie to be some kind of mindless fun with Veronica Mars. Hot blonde, bathing suite, underage teenagers.. Lets rock'n'roll! Lets push the boundaries really far, far away.. And this movie did it - it awakens true feelings and some painful memories and its REAL. Unlike most hollywoodesque garbage nowdays with utter boring scripts, this one feels like real life. Its ART. Its not "best movie of our times", there are a lot of flaws, but its much closer to the ART than all the Batmans in this cruel world.
The Life Guard is about cages, cages built by social restriction and physical restrictions. At the beginning of the film the main character Leigh who is a journalist investigates and writes a story about a tiger that was imprisoned and neglected in a small NY apartment. The story of the captive tiger is a parable for all of the struggles the characters face throughout the film. Leigh struggles with her emotional and physical needs and is shackled by the expectations of society that is slowly starving her passions and sense of humanity. Leighs friends all have basic instinctual human needs <more>
that are going unmet because of social pressures or restrictions from others around them. The character who most mirrors the tiger is Matt Little Jason's friend , the dream of Vermont is a dream of escaping his particular cage.
a movie that stays with you long after you watched it (by g-ioanna)
Great script ,very different,touches a taboo topic but in a good way , very interesting characters!this movie deserves 10/10.
An honest character-driven drama (by angelicatorchlight)
"I'm not happy", Kristen Bell's character admits to her parents. She is almost thirty years old "29", she constantly corrects , and has left her life and career behind for several reasons, most of which are implicit in the film's exposition. Leigh is a frustrated journalist living in New York City, suffocated by the loneliness of urban surroundings and writing stories that her boss never actually considers to be newsworthy. When the film shows her working on a story about a tiger that died after being suffocated in a small apartment, it becomes clear that <more>
this image, of a beautiful creature trapped within an unnatural environment, will act as an ongoing metaphor throughout the film; for she too feels trapped by her own failed expectations. In a decision that sets up the narrative for the rest of the movie, Leigh moves back into her childhood suburban home and becomes a lifeguard at the local pool, a job she had back in high school and one she hopes will bring her out of her confused state of mind.The true beauty of the film lies within the world created by Liz W. Garcia, full of characters whose honest dreams, fears and frustrations boil to the surface when confronted by Leigh's irresponsible behavior Mamie Gummer, specifically gives a very believable performance . Kristen Bell's remarkable portrayal of the lost and morally questionable Leigh is full of complexities inherent in the familiar and difficult experience of being an adult, one that her character refuses to embrace. Though a decidedly darker film than one would expect, tragic moments are often interrupted by a certain lightness that, in the film's conclusion, allows the audience to hope for our protagonists' future. This is definitely a film worth watching, if simply for the experience of becoming invested in this deeply character-driven story.
Slow paced story for those in late 20s and early 30s (by alma_halliwell)
As somebody already mentioned you just have to be in a particular place of life to appreciate the movie. It is not the best movie I've watched and I think I would not watch the entire movie if I found it when I was in my early 20s. However I learned to appreciate these type of simple stories. There are no fake romantic dinners and there are no special events happening in the movie. It is just a chunk of everyday life and doubts that surround people after teen period. Certain silver lining point interwoven in the last scene when she is driving the car and sunshine lightens her face is just <more>
what we encounter in everyday lives when we face some difficulties. It is so simplistic yet so powerful.
Liz W. Garcia may not be the most veteran film director out there, but her new movie, The Lifeguard, may very well bring her name to the forefront of director's putting forth real quality work. Garcia is normally a screenwriter which is why I felt that The Lifeguard was a movie that captures the real spirit of people in a quarter life crisis. As I am 22, I felt like I could relate to the struggles, protagonist, Leigh deals with in her effort to relive the simplicity and innocence of her childhood home in Connecticut. Overall, the story is brought to new heights with the outstanding <more>
performances by a cast including the likes of Veronica Mar's star Kristen Bell and Freaks and Geeks alum Martin Starr. Garcia really hits home with a story that will resonate with young adults everywhere, reminding us all that growing up never gets any easier.
Satisfying Story of Young Adult Indecision (by matthew-bonness)
I've got no experience with Veronica Mars, but I can see why people like Kristen Bell. She's real and relatable, as are all of the characters in this film.At age 29, with her life in the city more disheartening and less complete than she ever expected, Kristen Bell's Leigh heads back home, where her two best friends Mammie Gummer of The Good Wife and the familiar Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks and about a million other comedies are leading lives equally unperfected. During her aimless summer in her home town, she crosses paths with the local drop-outs, played sensitively and <more>
convincingly by a trio of young actors, including recently discovered teen actor Alex Shaffer of the Paul Giamatti film Win, Win, in a supporting role. Youthful indiscretions can't really cohabit with adult responsibilities, and the dramatic tension is ratcheted-up if also resolved fairly easily in sincere ways.Nice production and a convincing story of early middle-age indecision with nuanced acting by a strong cast of recognizable faces adds up to a satisfying film.
A nice little film worth checking out (by carrel-taylor)
OK. So this is my first review ever. I had to do this review because I feel like this movie is not getting the well deserved credit it should. I have read reviews that criticize this film for being dull and unoriginal. The thing is, I don't know how people can still criticize films for lack of originality. Newsflash: there aren't original films anymore. Before you watch this film, consider this:The film is only exiting and exhilarating if you know before hand what Statutory Rape is and what are the consequences if you were to engage in this illicit act. In Connecticut, the legal <more>
consequence for statutory rape is prison for 10 to 20 years. Here in Florida is even worse. It means to be a registered as a sex offender for the rest of your life and not being able to live within a 3 mile radius of a High School, park or where children play. To find a place like that here in South Florida, you would have to move under a Highway and close to the Everglades swamps. Once you know this. You can appreciate the film a lot more. The film is also criticized for being depressive. To that I say REALLY?? REALLY?? Taxi Driver is one of the most depressive movies you can watch and it is hailed as one of the greatest films ever made.Regarding the film: The bad: 1- The beginning of the film is pointless. It feels rushed. It feels as if it lacked the required budged to shoot a quality introduction. If budget was the problem, I would have not shot the New York scene altogether and would have started the film with Kristen Bell driving away from New York and a V.O. explaining why she had left. The New York scenes were bad.2- The reaction from Little Jason's dad was disappointing. If little Jason's dad would have gone to the authorities, the film would have been a lot more exiting. It also would have shown a bit more concern for the fact that Leigh's actions are unlawful and therefore punishable. I am not saying that films should have moral lessons, but in this particular case, it would have made things a lot more exiting.3- This bring me to the conclusion. If the film would have had a more positive ending, it would have made up for the overall sad tone that everybody is complaining about. I personally feel like Little Jason should have ended up with Leigh. I would have liked Leigh to move to Vermont with Little Jason. The Good:1-Little Jason is very good as a 16 year old with issues. He looks like someone I went to school with. He is easy to relate to. 2-Kristen Bell is very good as the sad 29 year old. 3- The sex scene between Leigh and Little Jason is enough reason to watch the film. Kristen is still hot. Although in this film she is not that hot, but if you watch the film from the beginning, the sex scene is very powerful once it happens. Either way...Watch this film. I strongly recommend it.