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Swimming (2000)

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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 »

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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
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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>

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Drama

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

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 2000 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Georgetown, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,019, 7 April 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$161,483, 18 August 2002
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Stereo

Color:

Color
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Written by Bree Sharp and Don DiLego
Performed by Bree Sharp
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One-of-a-kind. Smart, funny, touching, unpretentious.
5 December 2001 | by johnsaffSee all my reviews

Movies churned out by Hollywood that pretend to explore the inner lives of characters often have them talking ad nauseam about their `feelings,' with a perspective on themselves that a good therapist rarely has. In Swimming, director Robert Siegel allows us to discover and experience the character and the film, rather than shoving it all down our throats.

With honesty and subtlety, Swimming captures a pivotal time in everybody's lives when we're caught between youth and adulthood. It's told from the point of view of a young woman, played to perfection by the amazing Lauren Ambrose, who, after her work in this film, is movie star material.

Swimming also eschews the usual cheesy sappiness and manages to be genuinely sweet, charming, and truly uplifting, not to mention funny. It's also great to see an indie film which is smart and sophisticated, without feeling it has to be `hip.'

If you're looking for a bubble gum teen film, then stay away from Swimming; but if you want to see a movie that respects your intelligence and will have you feeling better about life, this movie is for you.

Great production, strong script, beautiful cinematography, graceful direction, and every performance is terrific.


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