I rarely give out five stars, I normally keep them for the best of the best, my very favourites.
This film is so so good. Like any other of my favourites however it's almost difficult to say why.
Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack formulate a puzzle which on the surface doens't seem too strange but is, underneath the surface, totally complex and wildly relatable.
The script is note perfect, keeping you on your toes so that each scene is both interesting and informative, whilst making sense within the ultimate revelation of the films conclusion.
The dreamlike sets which are put together make The Swimmer feel like one 90 minute dream in which a man simply travels through the valley and across time.
"When you talk about The Swimmer" will you talk about yourself?"