Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Out 3 June/Swimming Upstream

Directed by Russell Mulcahy and set in 1950s Brisbane, Swimming Upstream is based on Anthony Fingleton's autobiographical novel of the same name. Tony ( Jesse Spencer) beats the odds to become a champion swimmer in spite of an overbearing alcoholic father Harold (Geoffrey Rush ), and his long-suffering but quietly heroic wife Dora (Judy Davis). Overshadowed in his father's eyes by his brothers Harold Jnr and John ( David Hoflin and Tim Draxl), it is only when Tony displays an extraordinary swimming talent that he feels he has a shot at winning his father's heart and maybe even the Olympic gold.

Ed: I haven't seen this movie, this is just a straightforward description.

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