The first trailer for Kristen Bell's coming-of-age indie drama The Lifeguard has been released, and it looks like an ok film. It's not something I'm going to rush out to theaters to see. The movie premiered at Sundance earlier this year and was met with some mixed reviews, most of which weren't good. Ben and Elijah watched the film while they were there, and you can watch their video review, in which they point out how mediocre the movie was, here.
Leigh (Kristen Bell) is almost 30, and living a seemingly perfect life in New York. But when her career and love life both come crashing down, she flees to her suburban hometown and regresses right back into teenage life and behavior. She moves into her old room with her parents, hangs around with friends who never left town, and reclaims her high school job as a condo-complex lifeguard. But as Leigh enjoys shirking adult life and responsibilities and enters into an illicit affair, she begins a chain reaction that affects those closest to her. With an all-star cast that also includes Martin Starr (“Party Down,” “Knocked Up”), Mamie Gummer (“Side Effects”) and Oscar nominee Amy Madigan, it’s a journey that’s both hilarious and heartfelt. Presented by Screen Media Films & Focus World, the alternative distribution of Focus Features.
The movie comes out on August 30th.