Rob Brydon in Official Trailer for Indie Comedy 'Swimming With Men'
"Rule 1: no one talks about swim club." IFC Films has debuted an official trailer for a British comedy titled Swimming With Men, a film directed by veteran English filmmaker Oliver Parker (The Importance of Being Earnest, Fade to Black, St. Trinian's 1 & 2, Dorian Gray, Johnny English Reborn, Dad's Army). The film is about a man suffering a crippling mid-life crisis who finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronized swimming team. This is oddly the same setup as a French film titled Sink or Swim, pretty much the exact same thing but this one is British. The film stars Rob Brydon as Eric, with a full cast including Adeel Akhtar, Thomas Turgoose, Jim Carter, Daniel Mays, Rupert Graves, Charlotte Riley, Jane Horrocks, and Nathaniel Parker. This looks like the kind of comedy that only appeals to certain age groups with awkward humor. This isn't for me, but others might be into it.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Oliver Parker's Swimming With Men, direct from YouTube:
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 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. Swimming With Men is directed by veteran English filmmaker Oliver Parker, of the films Othello, An Ideal Husband, The Importance of Being Earnest, Fade to Black, St. Trinian's 1 & 2, Dorian Gray, Johnny English Reborn, and Dad's Army previously. The screenplay is written by Aschlin Ditta. This first premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival earlier this summer. IFC will release Parker's Swimming With Men in select theaters + on VOD starting December 7th this fall. You in?
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
Honestly, it looks charming. Yes, the idea of Full Monty is all around this. But still ...
shiboleth on Oct 18, 2018
Getting things done. Looks good!
DAVIDPD on Oct 18, 2018
"No one talks about swim club" I literally laughed out loud, which hardly ever happens watching trailers. This is probably not as funny as it looks (rarely comedies ever are) but I love Rob Brydon, so this is a must-renter for me.
Charles Knowlton on Oct 18, 2018
Seeing Adeel Akhtar again made me wanna rewatch Utopia.
Efterklang on Oct 19, 2018
All good. Probably heartfelt easy to digest chill movie.
ErrorSapiens on Oct 19, 2018
A Swedish movie likening this was released in 2008 and it's called "Allt flyter" which means "Everything floats"!
MLTC on Oct 23, 2018
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