Swimming with Men

Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 4 at 6:45pm
Plaza Frontenac Cinema

His job is a drag, his wife may be cheating on him, and he’s not getting any younger. Accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) is simply treading water when he discovers a newfound sense of purpose thanks to an unexpected source: a group of similarly stuck-in-a-rut guys who have found camaraderie and self-worth through synchronized swimming. Sure, they may be a bit paunchy, but they’re determined to prove that they have what it takes to be a whirling, twirling, scissor-kicking aquatic dream team. And they’ve set their sights on the ultimate prize: the world championship. Showcasing the sharp wit of “The Trip” series’ Rob Brydon, “Swimming with Men” — which co-stars Rupert Graves and Jim Carter — is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life. The U.K.’s Sunday Times writes: “Adding water to the ‘Full Monty’ formula was clearly part of the thinking behind Oliver Parker’s comic drama about middle-aged blokes (one played by Rob Brydon) who find comradeship in synchronised swimming…. The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feelgood larkiness.”

2018
95 min.
English

Directed by

Oliver Parker

Country

U.K.

Film Category

International Spotlight Studio Spotlight

Subject

Sports

Genre

Comedy

Sponsored by

AARP in St. Louis