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The breaststroking, freestyling young athletes in "Swim Team" couldn't be more different in terms of personality, drive, appeal and, of course, developmental challenges, and it gives this film from Lara Stolman its particular character, heart and verve.
This isn't "just" a film about special needs. It's about special kids - and the very special adults who advocate for them.
Swim Team is a sports movie full of familiar highs and lows, great expectations and come-from-behind victories.
"Swim Team" mostly aims to educate and inspire; on those counts, it succeeds.
Swim Team is long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure - which is about what you'd expect from a documentary about teenagers with autism who are training to compete in the Special Olympics.
An eye-opening look at one couple's response to the dearth of public services, therapies and programs for their son.
You never give up
Uplifting sports documentary.
Real heroes are parents like the ones in this movie. Some are single mothers, sacrificing, struggling, going above and beyond, out of love for their children. This movie celebrates them, along with their children who succeed, against the odds.
It's easy to root for the inspirational youngsters, whose moving stories just might change your perspective regarding inclusion and disabilities.
An inspiring documentary about a team of swimmers with autism who are coached by a remarkable, devoted couple who taught their own son with autism to swim, helping him achieve more than doctors predicted.
Well paced and well produced, Swim Team is engaging throughout and would be easy to enjoy as light viewing, but there's more going on beneath the surface.
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