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The Big Bad Swim (2006)

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A group of Connecticut locals enroll in an adult-education beginner's swim class.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Amy Pierson
Noah Owens
Jordan Gallagher
Hunter McCarthy (as Ricky Ullman)
Avi Setton ...
David Gallagher
Martin Webber
Darla Hill ...
Joanna Webber
Crystal Bock ...
Mary Beth
Jaime (as Emma Galvin)
Judy Cole ...
Ostaro ...


An adult swim class sets the stage for this sexually charged comedy-drama about love, loss, and second chances. Three strangers-inextricably connected through personal heartbreak-find themselves entering deep water as they learn that life isn't always about diving right in-it's about getting your feet wet once in awhile. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Life is about keeping your head above water.


Comedy | Romance | Sport

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26 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Strach przed plywaniem  »

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1.85 : 1
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Written and Performed by Julian Velard
Courtesy of Oort Media, LLC
by arrangement with Dennis Martin
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Swimmingly Good
9 August 2007 | by (Silver Lake, Ohio, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent film about the characters in a adult swimming class, their problems, relationships and interactions with each other. It should have managed a wider distribution as it's much better than similar films from major studios out at the same time.

The swimming instructor is an almost-Olympian, reduced to teaching adults basic lessons, and often the target of horndogging from his female students. He attempts, more or less, to fend them off, with varying results.

The students characters are mainstream U.S.A; teachers, policemen, college students and retired people, all of whom haven't learned to swim for some reason. The movie covers their relationships, including friends, relatives and romantic conquests as they go through the class. Several subplots provide amusing fodder, including a teacher going through a divorce, some high school students making a documentary, and a girl who is only in the class to meet guys.

This is a good date movie, or just one to watch when you're in the mood for a romantic drama with overtones of reality.

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