Film of the day: Baywatch


Dwayne Johnson stars in director Seth Gordon’s racy action-comedy reboot of the 1990s TV series. Dedicated head lifeguard and all-round hero (for saving so many lives) Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) keeps ever-vigilant watch over everyone on ‘his’ beach at Emerald Bay, assisted by his team of lifeguards.

Rookie Brody (Zac Efron) should be the ideal recruit, but he’s exceedingly cocky and only there as part of a community service deal; for him it’s a PR stunt, and he has no intention of taking it seriously. But Buchannon soon has bigger fish to fry, when a packet of drugs is found on the beach. He immediately suspects that Victoria Leeds (Priyanka Chopra), the owner of an upmarket beach resort, is somehow involved. And it’s a suspicion that will lead him and his team into danger..

Film of the day: Baywatch

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