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Date TimeSeptember 04, 2019
VoiceA homophobic swimming champ is tasked with coaching a gay men’s team in this well-meaning but uninspiring tale
The Shiny Shrimps review – water polo comedy stuck at the shallow end
Are feelgood swimming comedies about men in pools wearing silly Speedos becoming a thing? Last year from France we had Le Grand Bain, or Sink or Swim, about a depressed middle-aged man joining a male synchronised swimming team, and in Britain we had Swimming With Men on the same theme. (Both were evidently inspired by the same quirky 2010 documentary about a real-life men’s team in Sweden.)
Now French film-maker Cédric le Gallo has co-created a movie inspired by his experiences with a gay men’s water polo team called Les Crevettes Pailletées (the Shiny Shrimps) and turned this into a boisterously stereotypical and puppyishly over-eager-to-please film about a homophobic swim champion called Matthias (Nicolas Gob) who causes media outcry with a bigoted remark and then must redeem himself by coaching the fictionalised Shiny Shrimps as they battle for a place at the Gay Olympics in Croatia. There are no prizes for guessing if his grumpy prejudices are finally dissolved by the Shiny Shrimps’ irresistibly life-affirming exuberance.

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