Against The Current
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 EmmyÂ© 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 EmmyÂ© winner and OscarÂ© 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.