Treading Water
Treading Water (2015)

Treading Water is a charming and romantic modern-day coming of age love story told through the eyes of a sensitive boy who is forced to face life with a rare condition that leaves him smelling like a fish. With his strange ailment, our… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 13, 2015
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Nick Schager

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.

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

If dying is easy and comedy is hard, Treading Water proves again that whimsy is the hardest kind of comedy there is.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

Too much of this film feels like a half-baked Saturday Night Live skit stretched to the fraying point.

Abby Garnett
Village Voice

About as fun as letting your car drift into a highway divider.

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Kam Williams
Baret News

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.

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Andrew Lapin
The Dissolve

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.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Well-acted with a compelling concept, but shallow and less than the sum of its parts.

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Mark Adams
Screen International

A gentle charmer punctuated with a series of nicely judged performance and an increasing sense of magical realism.

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Prairie Miller

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.

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