Updated: Feb 7
A near indie gem’s 1st act depicting isolation drowns for a bit too long, preventing WADE IN THE WATER from swimming in the deep-end of the fully-lived in emotions it wants the audience to soak in. First-time feature director Mark Wilson keeps things afloat on a shoe-string budget that allows actor Danika Golombek to breathe life into the second act as she submerges as the protagonist / real star of the film.
It’s not an easy viewing experience, but it’s one that you won’t be able to towel dry from once you leave the water.
It is available to rent on Amazon Prime Video.