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Kate Can't Swim (2017)

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When her best friend returns from Paris with a new lover, Kate's life is thrown off track. Encountering new personalities, old promises and sexual fluidity, Kate must decide to stay on her current path or burn it down to forge a new one.


Josh Helman
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Credited cast:
Josh Helman ... Nick
Celeste Arias ... Kate
Jennifer Allcott ... Em
Grayson DeJesus ... Pete
Evan Jonigkeit ... Mark
Zosia Mamet ... Lily
Jean Louise O'Sullivan ... Jessie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Andrea Cirie ... Corporate Woman 1
Kate Dalton ... Radio Announcer
Cosimo Mariano Cosimo Mariano ... Oli
Marissa Wilhelm Marissa Wilhelm ... Corporate Woman 2


KATE (Celeste Arias) is almost thirty, almost engaged, almost settled in her career as a writer-but is deeply dissatisfied. When Kate's best friend EM (Jennifer Allcott) returns from Paris with a surprising new lover in tow (Josh Helman), Kate and her boyfriend PETE (Grayson DeJesus) spend a weekend in upstate New York with the new couple. As Kate struggles with her suspicions about Em's new lover, dormant feelings about her own life arise, forcing her to decide whether to stay on her current life path or to burn it down and forge a new one. Written by Anonymous

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22 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Slow drama that builds and catches you unaware
8 June 2018 | by nowegoSee all my reviews

This is a drama, a very slow building drama that should be thought of as that way right from the start, do not expect anything more than that. Give this a miss if you are looking for action and explosions, this is definitely not for you.

I think most people who enjoy drama movies have seen something like this before, but it is definitely not for everyone. My partner found it boring and stopped watching after 15 minutes.

Josh Helman, who I do not recognise from any movie I have seen, even though I have seen movies he has been in, does a brilliant job in this, far exceeded my expectations. The fact that he also directed and co-wrote this really shows he is talented.

Jennifer Allcott, Celeste Arias and Grayson DeJesus, also pretty much unknowns to me hold this movie together and make it worth watching.

7/10 for me though not a movie I would watch more than once.

Recommended if you like drama that requires concentration and a bit of deep thinking.

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