|For Immediate Release
Lauren Ambrose Makes
Entertainment Weekly's "IT LIST"
"THUMBS UP", "I really liked this movie!"
'Swimming' Gracefully Evokes Teen Moods
'Swimming' is buoyed by Ambrose
Ambrose has an extraordinary ability to make us like her and care for her.
Ambrose gives a quietly effective, disarmingly naturalistic performance
'Swimming' Dives Deep for a Pearl
'Swimming' is a joy to watch!
'Swimming' a savvy slice of real life
In a seaside resort, three young women grow and change...in Robert Siegel's remarkable and involving indie feature Swimming.
Swimming is Outstanding
"What really makes Swimming float is its trio of female characters"
"A being of age film in the tradition of Ruby in Paradise"
Ambrose eats up the screen ... mapping the entire range of sentiments inside a girl who's never thought herself to be attractive...
Ambrose is a standout... Swimming is a Rarity... Director and co-writer Robert J. Siegel allows the movie to amble along, touching on themes of friendship, loyalty and the daily grind.
Take the plunge
Take a dip in a coming-of-age story for grownups
"a gracefully acted, unsentimental, quite likable little coming-of-age movie"
"Ambrose's subtle, intelligent performance is a standout"
An Indie Pleasure
"If My Big Fat Greek Wedding can be a mega-hit, Swimming should rule art houses for years to come."
"you'll love this deeply observant, gentle, authentic film."
"Keenly observed and refreshingly natural."
I dont have enough words to describe Ambroses tour-de-force performance. Its a wonder, modulating emotional tints and shades, and playing out with an almost uncanny truth.
Swimming has a sense of proportion rare and refreshing for an American film.
Buoyant performance propels heart-warming 'Swimming'
Director Robert J. Siegel has crafted a loving, knowing look into the heart and soul of every young girl struggling to make it alone...Swimming is perceptive and ultimately,embraceable....a movie you want only the best for.
"Swimming" is one of those little perfect miracle movies that calls to mind everything from "American Graffiti" to "Ruby in Paradise."
"Six Feet Unders Lauren Ambrose confirms her acting skills in the quiet, charming film Swimming"
"Swimming is a refreshingly realistic, affectation-free-coming-of-age tale, a rare critter in these days of gross out teen comedies.."
Lauren Ambrose gives an outstanding performance in Robert Siegel's quietly cool little indie.
Rites of passage in a tourist trap
The Deep End - Lauren Ambrose navigates turbulent adolescent water in Swimming
Lauren Ambrose: Youthful Maturity
Making waves with 'Swimming'
Lauren Ambrose is Brillant ... Swimming is on my don't miss list
...a small film polished to the perfection of beach glass
"Swimming" is a heartfelt tale of becoming an adult in the new millennium
Quirky characters give coming-of-age 'Swimming' an edge
If labels are necessary, Robert J. Siegels lovely movie "Swimming" comes closet to being a "coming of age" film, hilarious, somber, reflective, self-conscious and, ultimately, immensely satisfying.
Shifting sands of adolescence
"Swimming is a breath of fresh air"
"Six Feet Under star is on cloud nine"
"Swimming" is something to be proud of
Out from 'Under'
Go! Weekend : HOPE FLOATS
'Six Feet Under' star surfaces in 'Swimming'
'Swimming' was a marathon for her
Ambrose's career going `Swimming'-ly
'a touchingly sweet coming-of-age tale set in a small beach community'
'Swimming' to new career heights: Newton's Jennifer Dundas plays a different sort of character in her new film
Frankie, My Dear
Teen People choose Lauren Ambrose as one of the 14 Superstars of 2002.
picks Lauren Ambrose as one of the Sizzlin' Sixteen 2001.
Swimming opened the first Woodstock Film Festival with Robert Siegel winning the TORCHLIGHT AWARD for Excellence In Filmmaking.
GRAND JURY AWARD goes to Lauren Ambrose, star of Swimming, for outstanding performance in a feature film at LA's Outfest.
|In The Press
See What The Critics Are Saying In Brief
An Exploration of the Heart Land
Swimming is a joy to watch
"A standout among those still seeking distribution was "Swimming," the moody coming-of-age story of a young woman (Lauren Ambrose) navigating several emotional crossroads in life."
"Relax, sit back, and enjoy this charming, well-acted coming-of-age film."
"Swimming was a big hit at the Nantucket Film Festival."
A Star Is Born
Swimming, Big Eden top potential festival distribution picks
'Swimming' among film festival must-sees
Swimming - "A Kick-Ass Film"
Swimming - "Highly Recommended"
Chicago International Film Festival 2000
"Swimming forgoes the usual ugly duckling molting into peacock of the prom story for a more nuanced look at a young woman's reckoning of libido and loyalty. Lauren Ambrose delivers an indelible turn as an awkward keen-eyed teen..."
"Swimming is a little movie with enormous impact. Lauren Ambrose in a break through performance."
"Other independent films of note include Swimming. A beguiling coming-of-age film set in Myrtle Beach."
"A summery, by the ocean coming-of-age tale about a tomboyish teenage girl, her sexuality and options. Very well acted."
"Robert J. Siegel directed this sweet, low key drama... presented in such a nicely understated manner... it rises several notches above most of today's teen movies."
Slamdance Film Festival 2000
|Rotterdam International Film Festival 2000
"As beautiful and quiet as cinema can be..."
|Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2000|
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