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Waterboys (2001)

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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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Suzuki
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Sato
Akifumi Miura ...
Ohta
Kôen Kondô ...
Kanazawa
Takatoshi Kaneko ...
Saotome
Aya Hirayama ...
Shizuko Kiuchi
Kaori Manabe ...
Mrs. Sakuma
Takashi Kawamura ...
Ikeuchi
Hiroshi Matsunaga ...
Mochizuki
Yûya Nishikawa ...
Sakamoto
Katsuyuki Yamazaki ...
Yama-chan
Taiyô Sugiura ...
Taiyô
Koutarou Tanaka ...
Koutarou
Makoto Ishihara ...
Makoto
Naoshi Saitô ...
Naoshi
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In a Japanese high school, a class of adolescent geeks joins the new synchronized swimming teacher and takes up the challenge to take part in the competition, in spite of the mockeries of the "real sportsmen".

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ISEZAKI-CHO BLUES
Music by Suzuki Koichi
Lyrics by Kawauchi Yasunori
Performed by Aoe Mina
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Synchro! Synchro! Synchro!
21 March 2009 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Waterboys is a zany, sweet comedy about a group of boys who get roped into starting a synchronised swimming team, and then have to get together a routine for an exhibition in a few weeks time! It's fun stuff that aims low and hits hard. There are lots of great sight gags and other slapstick comedy, but there's also an interesting love story and fantastic acting from the boys.

The film rolls along at a great pace, with Yaguchi a talented director treating us to lengthy tracking shots and other technical flourishes. The film never bores and always pleases, and as we head towards the climax, the comedy keeps coming, and the final 'routine' will delight you with its genius. A fun, endlessly rewatchable madcap comedy.


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