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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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Ishai Setton
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Paget Brewster ... Amy Pierson
Jeff Branson ... Noah Owens
Jess Weixler ... Jordan Gallagher
Raviv Ullman ... Hunter McCarthy (as Ricky Ullman)
Avi Setton Avi Setton ... David Gallagher
Todd Susman ... Martin Webber
Kevin Porter Young Kevin Porter Young ... Carl
Darla Hill Darla Hill ... Joanna Webber
Terria Joseph ... Norah
Liza Lapira ... Paula
Crystal Bock ... Mary Beth
Emma Adele Galvin ... Jaime (as Emma Galvin)
Judy Cole Judy Cole ... Rosy
Ostaro Ostaro ... Efram
Michael Mosley ... Shawn
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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.

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Comedy | Romance | Sport

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Totally Pro
21 December 2006 | by rscottsSee all my reviews

I had the opportunity to see this film twice at the 2006 Moving Picture Festival In Birmingham, Alabama. I enjoyed it so much that I watched it a second time when they had an encore screening.

When I think of the films that are shown at festivals, I usually expect them to be edgy and offbeat, often with the feel of an elaborate student project. There's nothing wrong with these types of projects of course, and I enjoy the unique styles of independent films, but sometimes I want to see a more mainstream approach to independent film-making. By "mainstream," I mean more like a film produced for national release - In other words, a movie that you would see in a regular movie theater.

The writing, directing, cinematography, casting and acting in this movie are all totally pro. There is nothing typically independent about this film. As an aspiring director, I am always looking for movies that will motivate me to stop procrastinating and push harder to get my career going. This is one of those films. As I watched The Big Bad Swim, my motivation level was incredible. I felt like my adrenaline had kicked in. The reason I felt this way was because I was so impressed with every aspect of this production. I left the theater excited and ready to start writing that long put-off project. When a movie makes me feel like that, I know it's really good. This is the first feature-length project from Ishai Setton and I found myself wishing that It had been my project. For me, that's really rare.

See this film. It's beautifully shot and directed, and the casting is excellent. Paget Brewster delivers a very believable and likable performance. She has a quality about her, a charisma, that really draws you in and keeps you focused on her any time she is on screen. She makes you feel like you know her personally as a friend. That's a gift. I think the industry is really missing out by not utilizing her acting abilities more often. Jeff Branson and Jess Weixler also did top-notch jobs. I can not say enough nice things about The Big Bad Swim. I look forward to future projects from all of those involved in its production.


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English

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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1.85 : 1
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