What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie has sexual references and situations, strong language, and violence. There is a reference to drug testing of athletes that is positive for steroid use.
What's the story?
A nice, cute guy who seems to have it all meets an extremely attractive girl who promises him guilt-free sex and learns the sad lesson that there's no such thing. The big difference this time is that instead of being a lawyer (Fatal Attraction) or a radio show host (Play Misty for Me), the guy in question is a high school swimming champion.
Is it any good?
Even though anyone who's ever seen a movie will know everything that's going to happen, there are some pretty good jump-out-at-you surprises in SWIMFAN. Having the hero (Jesse Bradford) spend so much time in the pool wearing nothing but a swimsuit and goggles adds to the atmosphere of vulnerability and otherworldliness. Erika Christensen (Traffic) is very effective in her retro good-girl dresses and high heels and uses her baby face well to switch instantly from innocence to obsession. Overall, though, the movie is a forgettable retread of more effective thrillers.
Explore, discuss, enjoy
Families can talk about the choices made by Ben, Amy, and Madison.
|Theatrical release date:||September 6, 2002|
|DVD release date:||March 11, 2003|
|Cast:||Erika Christensen, Jesse Bradford, Shiri Appleby|
|Studio:||Twentieth Century Fox|
|Run time:||85 minutes|
|MPAA explanation:||peril, language, grisly images, and sexual situations|