“You have your whole life ahead of you. You don’t know how lucky you are.”
Sage words of wisdom from an elderly, 29 year-old Kristen Bell in the new trailer for The Lifeguard, a summer movie about growing up when you’re already supposed to be a fully functional adult.
Bell plays Leigh, a big city reporter who realizes that life is turning out to be a little bit harder than she expected. To cope with her depression, she decides to move back in with her parents in suburban Connecticut, sliding back into her high school persona and living life at a standstill to try to remember being happy. Getting back her old summer job as a lifeguard at the local public pool is just the icing on the cake.
The film has all the trappings of a typical breezy summer flick about young love and finding your identity while stuck in that same small town where you’ve always lived. The Lifeguard has a unique twist with Leigh, though – can you call it a “coming of age” story when your heroine has been “of age” for over 10 years?
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