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The first trailer for Liz W. Garcia’s comedy/drama (or dramedy, as it’s known in the biz) “The Lifeguard” finds Kristen Bell playing an adult woman who doesn’t want to grow up, which results in her moving back to her home town and back in with her parents (much to their chagrin). She then gets a job as a lifeguard and has an affair with a hunky teenager. Basically it sounds like the kind of movie that would star an aging male actor (with a much younger female co-star), but this time it’s reversed for the gals.
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.
Starring Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer, Martin Starr, David Lambert, Joshua Harto, and Amy Madigan.
Bell guards your pool (and your teenage sons) this August 30th.