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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Strach przed plywaniem See more »

Filming Locations:

Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Swimmingly Good
9 August 2007 | by slake09See 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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