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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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Gwen
Karen Alyx ...
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Céline
Pascal Elso ...
Alain
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Anne-Marie
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Solange
Sandrine Blancke ...
Vivianne
Julien Cottereau ...
Frédo
Dominique Lacarrière ...
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Yves Claessens
Sylvie Contant
Youenn Dorval
Julien Honoré
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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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Film Can't Swim
28 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

Two French girlfriends await their annual get-together at the start of summer vacation. The film is constructed in three parts. It starts with the story of Gwen, a flirtatious and perky blonde. The focus then shifts to Lise, a dark-haired and depressed teen who has just lost her father. The two friends come together in the final part. It's not clear what the point of this movie is. There isn't much of a plot. As the two girls undergo mostly mundane experiences, it makes for rather uninteresting viewing. Something out of the ordinary does happen towards the end, but it is so bizarre that it seems to have been added just to have a big finish.


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