The Swimsuit Issue
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Top Customer Reviews
Leading our unlikely band of heroes is the charismatic Jonas Inde, an irresponsible man-child with a strained relationship to his teenaged daughter. What begins as a bachelor party joke soon begins to achieve legitimacy as Inde realizes that synchronized swimming was once an all male sport. Enlisting his buddies to try for a place in the upcoming World Cup, however, is just the start of the comic mayhem. With requisite hilarity, the men bumble their way toward success and acceptance fending off reverse discrimination and veiled assaults on their masculinity. As Inde's daughter assists the newly formed team, the improbable soon begins to look possible--but there are still plenty of speed bumps along the way.
With nice bits on friendship and the thawing of a complex father/daughter bond, there are numerous moments of sweetness in this film.Read more ›
The film has a lot of heart and humor. Director Herngren skillfully gets the best out of a very good cast and avoids the slapstick and melodrama that could have torpedoed the story line. While the film has a recognizably Swedish context, its appeal is universal and should be popular with any audience. Recommended.
It was not made to be the second coming of Citizen Kane. Yet, there are great perspectives on parenthood, competition, sexism, sport, relationships, friendships, homophobia, and other social issues.
At some point this film went from an escape "movie" to something with care, heart and soul!
Swimsuit Issue is a fun ride.
In the end, we are immersed in the film and we want to see more!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw it on Netflix and had to give it to an ex-synchronize swimmer. Very charming.Published 15 months ago by Nancy L. Carlile
I'm a sucker for anything about a strained familial relationship with a parent and child healed. The swimsuits,a bonus.
Funny and sweet.
I love this movie. Love, love, love. But I speak Swedish. I don't need the subtitles. BUT I CAN'T TURN THEM OFF. Forgive my rage, but this is so frustrating!Published on July 25, 2012 by Swedish Am