Treading Water Reviews

March 14, 2015
Well-acted with a compelling concept, but shallow and less than the sum of its parts.
March 12, 2015
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.
March 12, 2015
If dying is easy and comedy is hard, Treading Water proves again that whimsy is the hardest kind of comedy there is.
March 11, 2015
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.
March 10, 2015
A gentle charmer punctuated with a series of nicely judged performance and an increasing sense of magical realism.
March 10, 2015
Too much of this film feels like a half-baked Saturday Night Live skit stretched to the fraying point.
March 10, 2015
About as fun as letting your car drift into a highway divider.
March 10, 2015
It has inventive ideas in the setup of her fishy tale. But the story doesn't do enough with them, and, for a large stretch, flops along like a landlocked fish gasping for air.
March 9, 2015
A freshly conceived combo coming of age unorthodox romance, channeling amphibious desires and counting as well the release of an inner mermaid at the local swimming pool. In a story whose whimsically if far fetched flights of fancy somehow stay afloat.
November 3, 2014
The Boy Who Smells Like Fish is an amusing slant on the coming-of-age film that hits occasional false moments but never wears out its welcome.