Swimming with Men Reviews

  • Mar 30, 2019

    A neat little comedy about a middle-aged man (Rob Brydon) who is having a crisis in his marriage. He happens across a group of mental his local swimming pool who have formed a male synchronised swimming team and through their companionship, he finds his salvation. It's a kind of wetter version of 'The Full Monty' and definitely on the gentle, feel-good end of the comedy spectrum. Brydon and the rest of the cast do play their slightly down-trodden, world weary personas well and the chemistry between the leads is lovely to watch. This is movie that doesn't really have a great deal to say but it does capture a mood and provides more than a few chuckles.

    A neat little comedy about a middle-aged man (Rob Brydon) who is having a crisis in his marriage. He happens across a group of mental his local swimming pool who have formed a male synchronised swimming team and through their companionship, he finds his salvation. It's a kind of wetter version of 'The Full Monty' and definitely on the gentle, feel-good end of the comedy spectrum. Brydon and the rest of the cast do play their slightly down-trodden, world weary personas well and the chemistry between the leads is lovely to watch. This is movie that doesn't really have a great deal to say but it does capture a mood and provides more than a few chuckles.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    A lovely plodding film. Subtle British humour that flows throughout the film. Gladly spent 90mins watching this!

    A lovely plodding film. Subtle British humour that flows throughout the film. Gladly spent 90mins watching this!

  • Mar 19, 2019

    Yes, this is a true to life story of a men's synchronised swimming team... Swimming with Men is a water-based film that may not set any Olympic records, but it does provide enough to stay afloat for anyone going through this stage of life. It will provide a few laughs and hopefully motivate men to appreciate the life they have been given. Reel Dialogue : What is the value of male friendship? http://reeldialogue.com/swimming-with-men/

    Yes, this is a true to life story of a men's synchronised swimming team... Swimming with Men is a water-based film that may not set any Olympic records, but it does provide enough to stay afloat for anyone going through this stage of life. It will provide a few laughs and hopefully motivate men to appreciate the life they have been given. Reel Dialogue : What is the value of male friendship? http://reeldialogue.com/swimming-with-men/

  • Feb 08, 2019

    Pretty derivative but watchable. Charlotte Riley is the best thing in it - and it’s so nice to have a main character in a film who wears glasses but isn’t a stereotypical ‘movie glasses wearer’ ie a geek or weirdo. Yay Charlotte Riley!

    Pretty derivative but watchable. Charlotte Riley is the best thing in it - and it’s so nice to have a main character in a film who wears glasses but isn’t a stereotypical ‘movie glasses wearer’ ie a geek or weirdo. Yay Charlotte Riley!

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Feel good film. Watched it. Felt good.

    Feel good film. Watched it. Felt good.

  • Jan 13, 2019

    A sweet film in parts, the confronts some of the problems you come across in everyday life, including mid-life crisis and depression. It does get a little boring at times though, with not enough laugh out loud jokes.

    A sweet film in parts, the confronts some of the problems you come across in everyday life, including mid-life crisis and depression. It does get a little boring at times though, with not enough laugh out loud jokes.

  • Jan 12, 2019

    In an attempt to avoid a mid-life crisis, Rob Brydon teams up with a band of fellow misfits to develop their abilities in synchronised swimming, in what is a very amusing, albeit unlikely tale. With its very traditionally English comedy, and unique line up (including a pensioner, a labourer, a homosexual, and a criminal) this feels like an attempt to emulate the success that the likes of The Full Monty gave us, albeit misses the opportunity by not having a memorable soundtrack, a big finale, or a rib-tickling script throughout.

    In an attempt to avoid a mid-life crisis, Rob Brydon teams up with a band of fellow misfits to develop their abilities in synchronised swimming, in what is a very amusing, albeit unlikely tale. With its very traditionally English comedy, and unique line up (including a pensioner, a labourer, a homosexual, and a criminal) this feels like an attempt to emulate the success that the likes of The Full Monty gave us, albeit misses the opportunity by not having a memorable soundtrack, a big finale, or a rib-tickling script throughout.

  • Jan 06, 2019

    I only got 15 minutes into this movie...

    I only got 15 minutes into this movie...

  • Jan 05, 2019

    I like the swimming pools, cause I like water

    I like the swimming pools, cause I like water

  • Jan 05, 2019

    Very gentle very deep. Loved it! This is a more humanistic way of being male.

    Very gentle very deep. Loved it! This is a more humanistic way of being male.