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Treading Water (2001)

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A woman trying to come out of the closet must contend with her family, whose closets have some skeletons of their own in this independent drama. Casey (Angela Redman) is a woman from an upper class Massachusetts family whose mother (Annette Miller) expected her to go into business or one of the professions. Casey, however, has developed an interest in commercial fishing and is pursuing that as an occupation, much to her mother's chagrin. However, this is hardly Casey's biggest point of contention with her parents; Casey is a lesbian, but her parents not only openly disapprove of her lifestyle, they're openly hostile to Alex (Nina Landey), Casey's significant other. While Casey is grudgingly invited to the family's holiday celebration, Alex is not, but it turns out that Alex knows Casey's family better than they imagine; Alex makes her living counseling young people with drug problems, and one of her new clients is Casey's younger brother. Treading Water was the first feature from director Lauren Himmel; the film was shown in competition at the 2001 Seattle Film Festival, as well as the same year's Los Angeles Outfest.
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NC17
Genre:
Documentary , Drama , Gay & Lesbian
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Wolfe Video

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Cast

Nina Landey
as Alex Barrett-Rosenberg
Annette Miller
as Mrs. Olsen
Robert Harte
as Shawn Olsen
Shawn Nee
as Andrew Olsen
Richard C. Snee
as Mr. Olsen
Lysa Apostle
as Carmen Miller
Cathy Tucker
as Linda Robinson
Morgan Nevins
as Hannah Tucker
Robert Pemberton
as Jeremy Tucker
Gideon Banner
as Derek Landen
Richard Frazier
as Jimmy Landen
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intresting, about exceptance, one is who they are, hiding from self is harder to do, because god sees us all

JEANNIEBELLE C
JEANNIEBELLE C
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[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/48/230248.jpg[/img]Jeanne is a successful osteopath whose apparently happy home life includes a 7-year old son named Louis and a peaceful marriage, but she feels that something is missing; her life has become routine, and at 35 she feels her youth slipping away. Then she meets the much younger Marie at a disco party, and after enrolling in her dance class, Jeanne feels an awakened sensuality and vitality, along with another, unfamiliar sentiment: passion for another woman. The two begin an affair, and while others disapprove of their love, Marie's unconventionality and wildness allows her to freely discount the opinions of others; Jeanne, however, must decide between her newfound pleasure and the family life that has supported her for so long. [b]Well done romance drama. A lot is said without words just from the glances the 2 lead charactors Jeanne & Marie give one another. The love scene is very sensual without being overly explicit or pornographic. Good drama depicting this married woman's struggle to come to terms with her sexuality & relationship with another woman. Will she stay married and live a "normal" life, or will she follow her heart? Watch the movie to find out. [/b] [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/movie/coverv/63/201163.jpg[/img]A traditional and wealthy family comes face-to-face with their daughter's rebellious lifestyle in this tale of love, honesty, and the holidays. In TREADING WATER, Casey has turned away from her family to work as a longshorewoman and live with her social worker girlfriend Alex with whom she is deeply in love. [b]I rented this not realizing it was one I saw several years ago. Just goes to show how forgettable this film is. Low budget fare that plays a lot like a soap opera. A lesbian couple who have it better than a lot of people in their situation get whiney about Casey's lack of acceptance from her parents about their relationship. Didn't find the story or any of the charactors that interesting or appealing.[/b]

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