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Girls Can't Swim (2000)
"Les filles ne savent pas nager" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Gwen
Karen Alyx ...
Lise
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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 ...
Rose
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France Besson
Damien Boenwec
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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18 October 2000 (France)  »

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

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$68,460 (USA) (15 November 2002)
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Good film, good actresses
23 August 2002 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Being a long-time viewer of French cinema, I had no problems with the pacing or style of this film. In fact, that's why I like European film in general, for a break from the predictability of Hollywood/American cinema.

Actually, I didn't think the pace of this film was particularly slow. "Gwen" seemed constantly on the move, one crisis quickly followed another in her family.

Both girls, as perhaps most people, seemed to have positive natures, but life was dealing them some hard blows, and neither had the tools to overcome the difficulties being dealt them.

Both needed affection and love, but were going about getting in unhealthy ways. They seemed to be searching for affection almost blindly, or instinctually, to me.

I felt empathy for both characters; and as for the comment that "the lead needs to be better looking," I disagree. I thought both were very attractive in their own way.


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