Focus World has released the trailer for the indie drama, The Lifeguard. Kristen Bell stars as a woman who is unable to cope with her life in the big city, and decides to regress by coming back to her hometown and work her old job as a lifeguard. I caught the movie at Sundance, and thought it was abysmal. The trailer tries to condense the message of the movie, which is that regression is a positive thing because it lets you find yourself. The trailer also quickly buries one the major plot points, which is Bell’s character sleeping with a teenager (David Lambert) and calling that self-discovery.
Hit the jump to check out the poster and misleading trailer. The film also stars Martin Starr, Mamie Gummer, Joshua Harto, and Amy Madigan. The Lifeguard opens in limited release on August 30th.