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Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Lauren Ambrose ... Frankie Wheeler

Jennifer Dundas ... Nicola Jenrette (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)

Joelle Carter ... Josee

Jamie Harrold ... Heath

James Villemaire ... Brad

Josh Pais ... Neil Wheeler
Sharon Scruggs ... Marianne Wheeler

Joshua Harto ... Lance

Anthony Ruivivar ... Kalani
Russ Ferrari ... Nicky Wheeler
Jeremy Clark ... Zack Wheeler (as Gage Nettleson)

Joe Roseto ... Phil Dunlop
Jeffrey Ware ... Buzz

Todd A. Kovner ... T
David Raeford-Davis ... Deputy

Summer Still ... Guard
Benny Lamar Wheeler ... McCafferty
Frank Trimble ... Italian Lover on TV (as Frank P. Trimble)

Carlene Moore ... American Movie Star on TV
Mary Beth Brown ... Waitress
Bryn Blankinship ... Waitress
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gregory Porter Miller ... Van Salesman (as Greg Miller)
Dennis L.A. White ... Jeeper
Adam Avagliano ... Amusement Park Guy (uncredited)

Kevin Kane ... Jake (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert J. Siegel 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lisa Bazadona 
Robert J. Siegel 
Grace Woodard 

Produced by
Linda Moran .... producer
Valerie Romer .... line producer
Robert J. Siegel .... producer
Ciro Silva .... co-producer
Grace Woodard .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Wike 
Cinematography by
John Leuba 
Film Editing by
J. Blake Fichera (re-edit)
Frank Reynolds 
Casting by
Judy Henderson 
Production Design by
Charlotte Bourke 
Set Decoration by
Niamh Byrne 
Costume Design by
Laura Sewrey 
Makeup Department
Sanna Riley .... key makeup artist
Pj Suttle .... assistant hair stylist
Pj Suttle .... assistant makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jose Gilberto Molinari-Rosaly .... first assistant director
Collin Smith .... assistant director
Art Department
Timothy J. Smith .... property master
Sound Department
Scott Delaney .... post-production sound
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Jeff Formosa .... supervising sound editor
Camera and Electrical Department
Jason Andrew .... best boy grip
William M. Miller .... assistant camera
Derek E. Tindall .... electrician
David Troutman .... grip
Eric West .... gaffer
Editorial Department
Maurizio Venegas .... assistant editor
Music Department
Mark Wike .... music supervisor
Other crew
Lynn Appelle .... production coordinator
Brenda L. Balch .... production office intern
Jonathan Gray .... production counsel
Stephanie A. Marquardt .... script supervisor
Brandon T. Snider .... production assistant (as Brandon Snider)

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Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use
Australia:98 min | USA:90 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Better than expected, 5 October 2003
Author: rbverhoef ( from The Hague, Netherlands

'Swimming' is a little different than other movies in the genre. You expect certain things to happen but they don't. Frankie (Lauren Ambrose) and Nicola (Jennifer Dundas Lowe) live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and are best friends. Frankie is co-owner of a burger stand together with her brother Neil (Josh Pais). Nicola has a piercing stand next to the burger stand. A friend of them, Brad (James Villemaire) has a new girlfriend Josee (Joelle Carter) and she gets a job in the burger stand although Neil thinks she is the worst waitress he has ever seen.

Frankie and Josee become good friends and Nicola gets jealouse. May be Frankie and Josie are even attracted to each other. They are not sure and the watcher isn't sure either. Nicola says that Josee has an affair with Neil, who has a wife and two kids. Then Frankie meets Heath (Jamie Harrold) who lives in a van with his two dogs and is in love with her. Frankie isn't sure what she wants and feels.

The movie is good enough because the clichés are only used for a more interesting story. We see how uncertain Frankie is about her sexuality, how unsure she is. Lauren Ambrose gives a very fine performance. The rest of the cast is good too. I think the movie could have had a better ending but it was definitely not a bad one. Pretty good and a lot better than I expected it to be.

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