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When is life not worth living anymore? A marvelous cast led by Joseph Fiennes explores that question when Paul Thompson (Fiennes of Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth) talks old buddy Jeff (Justin Kirk of Weeds) into helping him fulfill a crazy childhood dream of swimming the entire 150 mile length of the Hudson River. Joined by Liz, a teacher intrigued by their scheme (Elizabeth Reaser of The Twilight Saga and Emmy nominated for TV s Grey s Anatomy), they plunge into the adventure with glee. But Paul and Liz soon realize Paul is driven by more than just the stunt when they find out Paul s deadline to finish is also the anniversary of his wife s unexpected death. Is swimming against the current a struggle against sadness or the last act of a man who is ready to give in to grief? Mary Tyler Moore (multiple Emmy winner and Oscar nominee for Ordinary People) and Michelle Trachtenberg (TV s Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Mysterious Skin) round out the cast of this thoroughly original and conversation-starting drama.
A downplayed, but outstanding portrayal of a quiet young man's calm determination to end his life. Thought provoking story line and acting. Beautiful photography. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Gary Biggs
I'm just not the kind of person who likes sad, depressing movies. The whole time I was hoping something good was going to happen but it never did.Published 17 months ago by Candle Light
THIS DVD is 1 hour 37 minutes and I'm writing the review even though I've just passed the 41st minute
What I like is the plot - simple enough: guy wants to swim the 300+ mile... Read more
I really enjoyed this movie. The whole story starts off a bit slow and I wasn't really sure where it was going. It slowly began to revele itself as a beautiful reflective film. Read morePublished on November 13, 2012 by mdyer
This movie covers a man still dealing with his grief from losing his family. After 5 years he decides to swim the lower Hudson. Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by movementrec
It's never easy to show depression on film. Because depression is personal and unique to each person, to play a person suffering from long term depression is quite a challenging... Read morePublished on December 2, 2010 by Deenirose
This is an unpretentious film addressing the issue of whether suicide ever makes sense as a human choice. Read morePublished on November 28, 2010 by rlv
This is not a very uplifting movie, but one that makes us realize how differently we all deal with tragedy, grief and loss. Read morePublished on November 21, 2010 by Eric C.