Approx advert and trailer run time: 25 mins
Film run time: 1h 37m
What can you do when the dull grind of the day to day turns life into a monotonous blur? Join a synchronised swimming group for middle aged men I suppose.
Things aren’t going particularly well for Eric (Rob Brydon), an accountant whose marriage is on the rocks and for whom life has started to become something a chore. Eric, however, manages to find an escape from his day to day when he stumbles upon an all-male synchronised swimming club. Hoping to reinvigorate his life, and perhaps win back his wife, Heather (Jane Horrocks), Eric joins the group.
Although described by member Colin (Daniel Mays) as “just a bunch of middle-aged men who want to meet up in trunks that are too small for us, and make funny little patterns in a pool,” the group somehow find themselves on a path that may just lead to the world championships in Milan. Featuring a cast of much-loved UK actors, director Oliver Parker (St Trinian’s, Johnny English Reborn) weaves the somewhat left-field premise into a funny, heart-warming journey.
Come along and see if you can spot Cottonmill Lane’s Sub Aqua Club amongst the locations!
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