When you’re stuck in the funk that is your late 20s, it’s totally normal to take on a job as a lifeguard and get nasty with a teenager, right? Well, not so much. Yet that’s exactly what Kristen Bell does in her upcoming film The Lifeguard.
The dramedy written and directed by Liz W. Garcia follows former valedictorian Leigh (Bell) as she retreats from her deteriorating life as a New York reporter to return to her childhood home and become a lifeguard (hence the title of the film, duh).
In the process of revamping her dull days and finding what truly makes her happy, the very lost Leigh not only buys some underage kids alcohol, but even stumbles into an illicit relationship with a trouble-seeking teen, Jason (David Lambert).
The trailer for the film, which showcased at Sundance Film Festival, has the same water content as The Way, Way Back and the same scandalous soirees as Adore. The Lifeguard swims into theaters August 30.