'Lifeguard' movie with Sewickley Valley as backdrop debuts
If you watch “The Lifeguard,” you might recognize some of the movie's backdrops.
Portions of the movie starring Kristen Bell were shot in July 2012 around the Sewickley Valley — including Sewickley's business district.
In the movie's trailer, the Citgo station at Beaver and Chestnut streets can be seen during a nighttime scene.
The movie was released today on iTunes and video on-demand. It will offer a limited theater run beginning Aug. 30.
The independent Focus World film details the life of nearly 30-year-old Leigh (played by Bell) who heads home to her family in the suburbs after her career and love life in New York City fall apart.
She snags her high school job as a condominium-complex lifeguard and heads down a questionable path.
In addition to “Veronica Mars” star Bell, “The Lifeguard” also stars Martin Starr — who starred in NBC's short-lived 1999-00 sitcom “Freaks and Geeks” — and Amy Madigan — whose acting credits include the 1989 film “Field of Dreams” and appeared in the 2002 film “The Laramie Project.”
Bobby Cherry is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Add Bobby Cherry to your Google+ circles.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.