When the first poster for The Lifeguard released last week, showing Kristen Bell looking very fetching in some red swimwear, there was much debate in the comments about whether or not she’s wearing a bikini or a swimsuit. This is an entirely moot point though, as apparently the question we should have been asking is whether she’s grown up enough or maybe she’s too grown up to quit her life and start acting like a teenager again, as can be seen in this first trailer for The Lifeguard.
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.
The buzz from Sundance for The Lifeguard was pretty… well, that’s to say…. Actually, there was barely any buzz at all. The film appears to have flown in under most people’s radars, and that can either be a good thing (in that it does nothing overtly wrong) or not (completely unmemorable). Either way, it’s Kristen Bell in a red swimsuit. That should count for something.
The Lifeguard will be making a small splash on VOD on July 30, 2013, before diving into a limited theatrical release on August 30, 2013.
Last Updated: July 9, 2013