Treading Water (2015)

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Treading Water is a charming and romantic modern-day coming of age love story told through the eyes of a sensitive boy who is forced to face life with a rare condition that leaves him smelling like a fish. With his strange ailment, our young hero Mica (Douglas Smith) sadly grows to accept that he may never find happiness... until, as a young boy, he meets Laura (Zoë Kravitz) who seems to not notice Mica's unique odor and wants to be his friend. Raised by his eccentric mother Sophie (Ariadna Gil) … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Javier Gullón, Analeine Cal y Mayor
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Cast


as Sophie

as Richard

as The Lifeguard

as Guillermo Garibai

as Young Mika

as Schoolgirl

as Blonde Kid

as Other Kid

as Pool Manager

as Waiter

as Group Member

as Girlfriend

as Girlfriend

as Pizza Delivery Dude

as Tourettes Man

as Young Laura
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Emitting the unpleasant stench of over-affectation, "Treading Water" slaps together its particular peculiarities with such randomness, it's as if the film were conceived from blindly throwing disparate elements at the wall.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Variety
Top Critic

About as fun as letting your car drift into a highway divider.

Full Review… | March 10, 2015
Village Voice
Top Critic

Well-acted with a compelling concept, but shallow and less than the sum of its parts.

Full Review… | March 14, 2015
NYC Movie Guru

If dying is easy and comedy is hard, Treading Water proves again that whimsy is the hardest kind of comedy there is.

Full Review… | March 12, 2015
Film Journal International

Credit co-stars Douglas Smith and Zoe Kravitz for generating just the right chemistry as endearing oddballs to turn this quirky coming-of-age adventure into an appealing romantic romp.

Full Review… | March 11, 2015
Baret News

A gentle charmer punctuated with a series of nicely judged performance and an increasing sense of magical realism.

Full Review… | March 10, 2015
Screen International

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