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Girls Can't Swim (2000)

Les filles ne savent pas nager (original title)
Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 18 October 2000 (France)
Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at ... See full summary »

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Céline
Pascal Elso ...
Alain
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Anne-Marie
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Julien Cottereau ...
Frédo
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Gwen is a teenager living in a small coastal town. Lise is her best friend, a city girl who comes every year with her family to spend the summer. This year things are different though; at first Lise might not come at all, and when she does it is obvious that Gwen grew up faster than she did. Written by Marcelo R. <marcelo_fpr@hotmail.com>

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$5,238 (USA) (19 April 2002)

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$68,460 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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rather odd
21 February 2003 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

The film lacked direction - where were we going? I would have preferred further exploration of the sexual tension between Lise and Gwen. What were all the erotic/romantic letters from Gwen all about? Once Lise shows up, Gwen treats her bad. The viewer had been led to believe that a certain amount of sexual attraction existed, but I never saw it at all, and that is unfortunate. It would have given an average film an "edge" over other coming of age stories.


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