Offbeat Comedy About Adult Swim Class Explores Human Fear

Orlando Weekly | March 26, 2007
As a metaphor for anxiety, you can hardly do better than a dozen nonswimmers confronting the deep end. This gentle, offbeat comedy about an adult swim class explores fear, grief and the loss of control without drowning in gloom, mostly due to the whip-smart performance of Paget Brewster as Amy, an acerbic calculus teacher whose marriage and job are on the rocks. Brewster's spiky vulnerability is supported by her exquisite comic timing and 1940s-movie-star looks; she's a wisecracking Roz Russell/Barbara Stanwyck-type caught in the wrong decade. The rest of the ensemble cast, particularly Heather Graham-clone Jess Weixler, deftly convey that, in the end, humans are buoyant.

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