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The Lifeguard

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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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Starring

Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, Joshua Harto, John Finn, Amy Madigan

Directed by

Liz W. Garcia

Country Of Origin

USA

Language

English

LA Times

“Kristen Bell impresses”

CNN

”This summer's...coming-of-age tale"

indieWIRE

”The late-blooming coming of age movie of the summer"

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