|Against the Current|
Official film poster
|Directed by||Peter Callahan|
|Produced by||Mary Jane Skalski |
|Written by||Peter Callahan|
|Starring||Joseph Fiennes |
Mary Tyler Moore
|Music by||Anton Sanko|
|Edited by||Michael Taylor|
|Distributed by||Ambush Entertainment|
Against the Current is a 2009 film released by Ambush Entertainment directed by Peter Callahan and starring Joseph Fiennes, Pell James, Justin Kirk, Elizabeth Reaser, Martin Shakar, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Mary Tyler Moore.
Paul Thompson (Joseph Fiennes) is a writer who lost his wife and child a few years back. He and his best friend, Jeff (Justin Kirk), have talked about swimming the length of the Hudson River since they were kids. Paul asks Jeff to come along with him on his trip to finally swim the river. Jeff agrees and brings along one of his friends, Liz (Elizabeth Reaser). Paul is determined to reach the end of the river by a certain date, August 28.
Jeff and Liz have no idea the importance of the date Paul has chosen until they realize that the date they are supposed to finish the swim is the anniversary of his family's death. Paul tells them that on that date, he is planning on killing himself. Paul's confession causes Jeff to remember a moment about five years ago when he saved Paul from committing suicide. Jeff told him that he should wait five years and if he still wanted to end his life, he would support him in it. Now, five years later, Jeff and Liz have to decide whether they should let Paul continue with his plan or try to convince him to keep living.