Don't Let Me Drown
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)

Two young people are brought together by a tragedy that has touched both of their families in this independent drama from writer and director Cruz Angeles. Stephanie (Gleendilys Inoa) is a teenaged girl whose family has moved to Brooklyn… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 1, 2009
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2010
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

"Don't Let Me Drown" is one of the best film portraits yet of New York City in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Brian Orndorf

Evokes the fragile days that followed the terrorist attacks with heartbreaking, often chilling execution. There's a love story wedged in here too, but that only gets in the way.

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Rob Nelson

Though not as winning as "Raising Victor Vargas," which it resembles, the pic draws its romance tenderly and believably.

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Neil Miller
Film School Rejects

The film takes a while to really get going, but once it does get up to speed it really shines.

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Cynthia S.
Good script with comic moments, serious moments, and a lot in between. The acting, especially by the young couple and the father, Ricardo Chavira, is really… More
Deb S
Don't Let Me Drown tells the story of two ethnically different families fighting to survive in the wake of one of the most devastating tragedies in… More