6.3/10
886
51 user 31 critic

Swimming (2000)

R | | Drama | 9 March 2000 (USA)
Trailer
1:27 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town. Frankie works with her brother, Neil running their family's ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert J. Siegel
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1951, a group of high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both culturally and economically.

Director: Peter Bogdanovich
Stars: Timothy Bottoms, Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
Broad Squad (TV Movie 2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drama centered around the first four women ever to graduate from Boston's Police Academy in 1978.

Stars: Devon Sawa, Cody Horn, Lauren Ambrose
Admissions (2004)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The Brighton has a traumatic drama in the breast of their family: the twenty-year-old Emily Brighton is intellectually disabled due to a fall when she was one, and her overprotective mother... See full summary »

Director: Melissa Painter
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Amy Madigan, Christopher Lloyd
Deliverance Creek (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Set at the end of the Civil War, widowed mother of 3 Belle Gatlin Barlowe faces uncertainty as she attempts to defend her family's land by any means necessary. When the corrupt bank that ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Amiel
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Wes Ramsey, Christopher Backus
The Interestings (TV Movie 2016)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of teenagers meet at an arts camp and become life-long friends.

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Katie Balen, Matt Barr
Diggers (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann
Stars: Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Maura Tierney
About Sunny (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

As things unravel for a struggling single mother in Las Vegas, she must decide what she's willing to give up to get by.

Directors: Bryan Wizemann, Mike S. Ryan
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Audrey P. Scott, Chanel Flowers
Swimming (2018)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

An American-born Chinese teenager trying to handle her possible homosexuality when her 3-month-old half-sister seems to have stolen the attention of the entire family.

Director: Anna Chi
Stars: Rochelle Ying, Ming-Na Wen, Blake Boyd
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An ambitious graduate student convinces a writer that her thesis can resurrect his career.

Director: Andrew Wagner
Stars: Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Patti Perkins
The Return of Jezebel James (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

When a newly single, professional woman learns she's unable to conceive, she looks to her estranged younger sister to carry her baby for her.

Stars: Parker Posey, Lauren Ambrose, Haysha Deitsch
Loving Leah (TV Movie 2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A quirky love story revolving around the unexpected wedding and unconventional married life of a 26-year-old widow and her late husband's brother, a handsome 30-year-old cardiologist.

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Adam Kaufman, Susie Essman
The River I (2013)
Short | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

On a sweltering hot day, a very pregnant Maria, desperate for a cooling swim, encounters obstacles on her path to the river.

Director: Sam Handel
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Adam Driver, Vincent Amorosi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lauren Ambrose ... Frankie Wheeler
Jennifer Dundas ... Nicola Jenrette (as Jennifer Dundas Lowe)
Joelle Carter ... Josee
Jamie Harrold ... Heath
James Villemaire ... Brad
Josh Pais ... Neil Wheeler
Sharon Scruggs Sharon Scruggs ... Marianne Wheeler
Joshua Harto ... Lance
Anthony Ruivivar ... Kalani
Russ Ferrari Russ Ferrari ... Nicky Wheeler
Jeremy Clark Jeremy Clark ... Zack Wheeler (as Gage Nettleson)
Joe Roseto ... Phil Dunlop
Jeffrey Ware Jeffrey Ware ... Buzz
Todd A. Kovner ... T
David Raeford-Davis David Raeford-Davis ... Deputy
Edit

Storyline

Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town. Frankie works with her brother, Neil running their family's beach-front burger bar. Frankie's friend, Nicola, runs a body-piercing shop next to the burger shop. Neil hires the life-guard's new flame, Josee, as a waitress. Frankie makes an immediate bond with Josee, which causes jealousy with Nicola. Then a drifter, who sells t-shirts from the back of his van, starts a romance with Frankie. This casts her away from both of the other two women and for the first time gives her confidence to function on her own, instead of hiding behind the other more brash or beautiful women. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Плавание See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgetown, South Carolina, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$234,287

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$234,287
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

America
Written by Bree Sharp and Don DiLego
Performed by Bree Sharp
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Very Very Excellent!!
12 July 2003 | by Vertigo-27See all my reviews

ANYONE that has ever been to Myrtle Beach, SC can relate to this movie more than the average viewer. There is something in the air almost that generates youth and nostalgia through you while visiting and when you leave you are never quite the same. In the opening reel you see young teenagers cruising the boulevard and haunting by-passers on the beach that make one realize in a single instant while there (a place where we all connect) just how many people we pass by never getting to know.

This film touches greatly on rich characters... Franky the main character is deep and forlorn. We are directly put into someones shoes through her of how it must be to actually "live" in a place we all wish we could stay. Instead of being the "vacationers" as in most movies we get to see a residents point of view. An exceptional character is also the girl who seemingly befriends Franky, coming in to town shaking her up and confusing her just when she thought she wanted a little bit of change. This girl is a true character she symbolizes most people and how they are clueless to most depth of life.. she can be described as those shallow "fly-by-night" people that we have all encountered that you wish and think might stay but in the end they never do. Franky's romantic involvement with new-age hippi Heath is right-on target and pulls the story to its closure.

The main point of the story is very much what I described near the beginning. In the movie Franky never swims, even being asked 5 or 6 times. Near the end she simply states that it would be weird if she leaves because she will not have the ocean to swim in, as it has always been in her own backyard. This is the eye-opening truth in all of our lives... we take for granted what others see. And just like her old friendship with Nicola that seemed tired when the new girl arrived... Franky got a taste of not dealing with Nicola but soon realized that you can't easily say goodbye to something you will always remember.

This movie is highly under-rated (as are alot of non-blockbusters these days). It is great to see a movie filmed in the South at one of the best and most popular beaches in the world. "Shag" (Another great movie) was also filmed in Myrtle Beach, however it is taken from the "visitors" point of view and we don't get to see and feel what it is like to be trapped in somewhere so wonderful and still want out.


8 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 51 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed