The Shiny Shrimps

2019

Comedy

41
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 888

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947.91 MB
1280*720
French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
103 min
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1.9 GB
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French 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
103 min
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Reviewed by martimusross 6 / 10 / 10

Almost Too Gay To Function

The Shiny Shrimps At first glance this just appears a French fusion of Priscilla Queen of the Desert and Swimming with Men. However it is neither, as the first was about harsh survival and the second a self-help group for broken men. No other country except France produces such light touch comedy based on self-deprecation of ones own foibles and effortlessly mingles this with pathos and insight on the human condition. It is truly a French trait you see in many comedies from La Cage Aux Folles onwards. This was very much a gay movies for a gay audience, the swimming club was presented as a place for self expression, meeting friends and having fun. The whole movie was really all just froth and nonsense and had nothing to say of any gravitas. The acting good, the set pieces in the pool not so good. We had two thoughts expressed that were of interest it is better to lose with the people you love than win alone. a minority group retains the privilege of expressing itself with derogatory language against itself(in this case homophobic). I had a really great night as it was very entertaining but it largely appeals to a very specific audience so it's definitely not for everyone.

Reviewed by FrenchEddieFelson 7 / 10 / 10

A feel good movie!

Although I do not belong to any of the two next categories, I think this film can please both gays (well, for obvious reasons) and homophobic people (let's say it's ultra cliche). Be prepared for an encounter of the third kind with the complete YMCA (Village People, 1978) and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (Stephan Elliott, 1994) ... in swimming suit! This is clearly not a masterpiece and the script is predictable, but the actors are really endearing and the film is full of wacky and hilarious replies, even if the jokes are not always very subtle, far from Oscar Wilde's comedies as an example. In this regard, although the film is categorized 'all public', I will not necessarily suggest you to see this movie with your 7-year-old niece, if any. In short: I liked this nice teamwork!

Reviewed by CelluRob 7 / 10 / 10

It almost won the Sunny Bunny Prize!

I liked this! I am not going to pretend it is in any way groundbreaking; indeed in many ways it reinforces some pretty infantile stereotypes. A world class straight swimmer (Nicolas Gob) makes derogatory remarks about a gay reporter and is "sentenced" to look after the French gay water polo team by way of punishment. They turn out to be the worst kind of sporting team imaginable - but add swimming trunks (sometimes!) and the film tells the story of how he manages to get them to the Gay Games in Croatia. It is a predictable but fun romp, nonetheless. In a genre frequently super-charged with political correctness and sex; this is just a bit of fun. Give it a go - it will make you smile.

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