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Sink or Swim(Le Grand Bain)

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Belgium, France · 2018
2h 2m
Director Gilles Lellouche
Starring Guillaume Canet, Mathieu Amalric, Virginie Efira, Leïla Bekhti
Genre Comedy

Bertrand, a middle aged man suffering from depression, joins a local synchronized swimming team for men. As he gets closer to his teammates, he discovers that they feel a lot of the same frustrations and fears as himself. After lots of practice, this group of mediocre men decide to represent France at the championships.

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Los Angeles Times by

Veering between sentimental and salty, philosophical and goofy, writer/director Gilles Lellouche’s Gallic stab at a “Full Monty”-style uplifter is too waterlogged with the genre’s well-worn staples (training comedy, bite-sized humiliations) and too uninterested in story/character details (turning paunchy mopers into athletic competitors) to offer anything truly refreshing about the solution to middle-aged dejection.


Screen Daily by Allan Hunter

Sink Or Swim works because of a screenplay with some genuinely funny moments and a jaunty, confident approach from Lellouche that displays his sure comic timing and faith in the performers.


Variety by Guy Lodge

The reliably charismatic work of its players, notably ringleader Mathieu Amalric, keeps this somewhat soggy macaron diverting.


Movie Nation by Roger Moore

It’s well-acted and broadly sympathetic, but a time-killer of a comedy that kills too much time for its own good.

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