Matinees ACMI presents

Swimming With Men

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“[A] likeable…easy-to-watch comedy very much in the tradition of Ealing comedies”


Rob Brydon - Steve Coogan’s offsider in Michel Winterbottom’s The Trip films - stars alongside a talented cast in a comedy that tips its (swimming) cap at amiable British underdog comedies such as The Full Monty and Calendar Girls. Brydon plays Eric Scott, a disenchanted accountant who uses numbers ‘to keep the chaos at bay’. He reluctantly finds himself recruited by a local all-male synchronised swimming team. The team’s hard-won camaraderie provides much needed solace as Eric negotiates strife at work and home.

A terrific cast also includes Jane Horrocks (Little Voice, Ab Fab), Rupert Graves (Maurice, TV’s Sherlock) and Jim Carter (Downton Abbey’s imperious Mr Carson).