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The Lifeguard (2013)

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Leigh, almost 30, is 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 high school life. Picking up right where her teen halcyon days left off, she moves into her old room with her parents, hangs out with friends who never left town, and reclaims her high school job as a condo-complex lifeguard. But as Leigh enjoys shirking off adult life and responsibilities, and enters into an illicit affair, she begins a chain reaction that affects those closest to her.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: August 30th, 2013 (Limited) by Screen Media Films
Video Release: October 8th, 2013 by Screen Media Video
MPAA Rating: R for strong sexuality, brief graphic nudity, drug use, language and a disturbing image - some involving teens.
(Rating bulletin 2273, 5/22/2013)
Running Time: 97 minutes
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Keywords: You Can't Go Home Again, Relationships Gone Wrong, Delayed Adulthood, February / May Romance, Sex Crimes, Suicide, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release, LGBT, Investigative Journalist
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: C Plus Pictures, La Pistola, Attic Light Films, Wild Invention, Off Hollywood Pictures, Productivity Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Mamie Gummer    Mel
Martin Starr    Todd
Alex Shaffer    Matt
Joshua Harto    John
David Lambert    Little Jason
Amy Madigan    Justine

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Production and Technical Credits

Liz W. Garcia    Screenwriter
Ryan Dearth    Co-Producer
Isaac Lefevre    Co-Producer
Milan Chakraborty    Producer
Joshua Harto    Producer
Liz W. Garcia    Producer
Carlos Velazquez    Producer
Mike Landry    Producer
Stephanie Holbrook    Casting Director
David Abplanalp-Estime    Music Supervisor
Fred Avril    Composer
Elizabeth Kling    Editor
Jenny Davidoff    Editor
Kama Royz    Costume Designer
Chris Trujillo    Production Designer
John B. Peters    Director of Photography

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for October 8th, 2013

October 8th, 2013

There are a couple first-run releases on this week's list: After Earth and The Hangover: Part III. However, neither film won over critics and both bombed in theaters, when compared to their production budgets. That said, The Hangover: Part III will likely be the best selling release of the week. As for the best new release, including a number where I'm still waiting for the screener. Ignoring those, the two best are Robot Chicken: Season Six on DVD or Blu-ray and Much Ado About Nothing on DVD or Blu-ray. Both are must haves, but I'm going with the latter over the former for Pick of the Week. More...

Limited Releases Don't Need Instructions

August 30th, 2013

There are not a lot of limited releases on this week's list, and even fewer that might thrive. Instructions Not Included is the biggest release, but with only one review on Rotten Tomatoes, I'm worried the buzz won't be enough. I Declare War is a Canadian film opening in the States. Its reviews are good, but not great. Our Nixon is earning the best reviews, but as a political documentary, its chances to expand significantly are very limited. More...

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