The Shiny Shrimps
- 1h 40min
- 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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Reviews & features
The Shiny Shrimps2 Sep 2019
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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