Swimming with Men

Swimming with Men
  • 2018
  • UK
  • 1h 37min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Oliver Parker
  • Cast: Rob Brydon, Rupert Graves, Adeel Akhtar, Jim Carter, Jane Horrocks, Thomas Turgoose, Daniel Mays, Charlotte Riley
  • UK release: 6 July 2018

Eric (Brydon) is a melancholy accountant in middle life who joins a synchronised swim team at his local pool. This ultra-low-budget offering has a game ensemble who work terrifically well as wisecracking comrades, and Riley as good as their tough coach. It may be The Full Monty with nose clips and goggles but it keeps afloat.

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Eric is an accountant who believes he can win back his wife by diving into the world of male synchronised swimming. Joining his local team ‘Men Who Swim’, Eric finds a surprising brotherhood in the motley crew as they train for the world championships in Milan. Can their coach Susan whip them into shape? More importantly, can Eric win Heather back with the help of his newfound confidence?

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