Swimming with Men (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Swimming with Men touches on thought-provoking themes surrounding modern masculinity, but ultimately never manages to do much more than tread water.

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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. Showcasing the sharp wit of The Trip series' Rob Brydon, Swimming With Men is a big-hearted, delightfully offbeat ode to answering your calling, no matter where you are in life.

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Proof that there will always be an England. And it'll always be a tad twee.

Nov 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

It never outstrips The Full Monty, but for those looking for a gentle tale with an unashamedly romantic streak, this film should float your boat.

Sep 17, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Swimming with Men wants to be The Full Monty, but despite the likeable Brydon and others, it's about as funny as a verruca.

Aug 22, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Not much in the current film makes sense.

Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The film moves quite easily from bittersweet tones to feel-good larkiness, in jaunty but formulaic style.

Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Parker draws perfectly pitched performances from his well-chosen cast.

Jul 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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