The Shiny Shrimps

The Shiny Shrimps
  • 2019
  • France
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Maxime Govare, Cédric Le Gallo
  • Cast: Nicolas Gob, Alban Lenoir, Michaël Abiteboul
  • Language: French
  • UK release: 6 September 2019

Matthias Le Goff (Gob) is a French swimming champion who makes a homophobic comment on live TV and is made to coach a gay amateur water polo team, the Shiny Shrimps. The main character is supposed to be sympathetic, but is poorly developed; the most enjoyable moments are when the team takes centre stage.

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The Shiny Shrimps

2 Sep 20193 stars

An offensive protagonist is the troubling focus of an otherwise enjoyable French comedy

The relationship between homosexuality and the sporting world is complex – just think of the disparity between the supportive embrace of queerness in women's football, and its continuing taboo in the men's game. Evoking Pride and Little Miss Sunshine…

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