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 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:12 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

For the life of me I cannot recall the name of a movie I saw and loved some years back - 1990s or 2000s maybe. It was about an older English (could have been Scottish, Welsh or Irish) who finally learns how to swim.

I am sure someone here can recall or if not, will promptly tell me I am delusional. I am hoping that I am merely having a brain #%$%.

Anyone? I appreciate your assistance.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 7:59 PM   
 By:   Josh Mitchell   (Member)

I unsuccessfully tried googling to find the film you're looking for, but in the process found this, which is pretty funny:

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 8:49 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

I unsuccessfully tried googling to find the film you're looking for, but in the process found this, which is pretty funny:

Hah! Rich!

I think the time has come to call International Rescue. Calling Bob DiMucci please.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

And some not quite related films you might find interesting:

THE SWIMMER - Burt Lancaster - superb score by Marvin Hamlisch;
LA PISCINE - Romy Schneider, Alain Delon - beautiful, haunting score by Michel Legrand;
WELCOME - Vincent Lindon - score is a mess, but the movie is a stirring tale about an iranian illegal immigrant in France who dreams of making it to Britain and playing football in Manchester. It's a French flick, but the Iranian boy can only speak English with the French swimming instructor who takes him under his wing. Moving, yet never maudlin. A minor masterpiece. Recommended.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 8:59 PM   
 By:   markbagby   (Member)

For the life of me I cannot recall the name of a movie I saw and loved some years back - 1990s or 2000s maybe. It was about an older English (could have been Scottish, Welsh or Irish) who finally learns how to swim.

I am sure someone here can recall or if not, will promptly tell me I am delusional. I am hoping that I am merely having a brain #%$%.

Anyone? I appreciate your assistance.


Sounds like 'On A Clear Day' to me. 2005.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Sounds like 'On A Clear Day' to me. 2005.

Thanks. I was only about midway through the 90s. Made a list of a lot of great flicks I'd love to see.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

I'd chime in but I'm still trying to locate my collective brains - they're around here somewhere, probably near my collective feet.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 9:58 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

For the life of me I cannot recall the name of a movie I saw and loved some years back - 1990s or 2000s maybe. It was about an older English (could have been Scottish, Welsh or Irish) who finally learns how to swim.

I am sure someone here can recall or if not, will promptly tell me I am delusional. I am hoping that I am merely having a brain #%$%.

Anyone? I appreciate your assistance.


Sounds like 'On A Clear Day' to me. 2005.


Bada bing! markbagby, you would win the prize if I had one to give. This is the movie I was trying to recall. Thanks so much. I found the trailer on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPY45umtTk

I intend to look this one up again - I loved it. Thanks again.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 9:59 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I'd chime in but I'm still trying to locate my collective brains - they're around here somewhere, probably near my collective feet.

My problem is I cannot remember where I left my collective brains!

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 10:03 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

I unsuccessfully tried googling to find the film you're looking for, but in the process found this, which is pretty funny:



That is very funny. It kind of brings me back to another thread here about America's aversion to Speedo bathing suits on men. You would never see an ad here - animated etc - with a man wearing a Speedo.

This is not the film I was thinking but this a close second! Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Jul 3, 2013 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

And some not quite related films you might find interesting:

THE SWIMMER - Burt Lancaster - superb score by Marvin Hamlisch;
LA PISCINE - Romy Schneider, Alain Delon - beautiful, haunting score by Michel Legrand;
WELCOME - Vincent Lindon - score is a mess, but the movie is a stirring tale about an iranian illegal immigrant in France who dreams of making it to Britain and playing football in Manchester. It's a French flick, but the Iranian boy can only speak English with the French swimming instructor who takes him under his wing. Moving, yet never maudlin. A minor masterpiece. Recommended.


Oh the beautiful Romy Schneider and handsome Alain Delon! I actually listened to the song "Ask Yourself Why" I will definitely look at the rest of this score. Thank you.

 
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