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Not Waving But Drowning (2012)

Not Rated | | Drama | 6 June 2012 (France)
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Leaving small-town life in her dust, Adele moves wide-eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara is stuck in their boring hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film... See full summary »

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Devyn Waitt

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Devyn Waitt
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Credited cast:
Vanessa Ray ... Adele
Megan Guinan Megan Guinan ... Sara
Lynn Cohen ... Sylvia
Scott Bryce ... Damon
Adam Driver ... Adam
Isabelle McNally ... Kim
Lili Reinhart ... Amy
Ryan Munzert ... Big Guy
Keith Pratt Keith Pratt ... Keith
Elizabeth Fendrick ... Maggie
Ross Francis Ross Francis
Trinity Rose Smith Trinity Rose Smith ... Lila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carly J. Bales Carly J. Bales ... Candy Striper
Ford Barsi Ford Barsi ... Handsome Boy 2
Donavin Best Donavin Best ... Middle Aged Subway
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Leaving small-town life in her dust, Adele moves wide-eyed to New York City, and her best friend Sara is stuck in their boring hometown. Separate for the first time in their lives, the film charts their new relationships, while beautiful background music sequences capture fleeting emotions as their lives move in unexpected directions. "Not Waving But Drowning" opens with the short film, "The Most Girl Part of You." Written by N. Emanuele

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Drama

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Not Rated

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The title of the film is based on the poem by Stevie Smith "Not Waving But Drowning." See more »

Soundtracks

Dreams
Written by Dolores O'Riordan (uncredited) and Noel Hogan (uncredited)
Performed by The Cranberries
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coming of age film about two friends during a summer when their lives start to diverge
28 May 2013 | by maryagnesmcmahonSee all my reviews

I got a chance to watch this movie in one of it's promotional venues and I'm so glad I did! Not being a huge movie buff, I didn't know what to expect from seeing a film in that type of scenario. Firstly, the acting was superior to many other mainstream movies I've seen recently. In addition, the thoughtful plot provided refreshing insight into character development for this coming of age story. Never having experienced these characters' same situations, it really struck a balance for me with being novel and relatable at the same. It picks up on archetypal themes without being redundant. Plus the soundtrack is superb. If given the opportunity, I highly recommend you see this film.


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6 June 2012 (France) See more »

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