Swimming with Men
UK | 2018 | 97mins | M Offensive language
- Directed by Oliver Parker (‘An Ideal Husband’, ‘Dorian Gray’, ‘Johnny English Reborn’)
- Starring Rob Brydon, Jane Horrocks, Rupert Graves, Charlotte Riley, Jim Carter, Daniel Mays, Nathaniel Parker, Thomas Turgoose
- Written by Aschlin Ditta
- 20 March, Wednesday, 2PM
- 24 March, Sunday, 5PM
- 31 March, Sunday, 2PM
- 7 April, Sunday, 5PM FINAL
You don’t need a pair of diving goggles to see where all this is going.
Michael Rechtshaffen, Los Angeles Times
“His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger.
Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming.
Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship.
Showcasing the sharp wit of The Trip series’ Rob Brydon, Swimming With Men is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life.” Rotten Tomatoes
for those looking for a gentle tale with an unashamedly romantic streak, this film should float your boat.
James Mottram, South China Morning Post