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Heartwarming British film,
This review is from: On a Clear Day [DVD]  (DVD)
Heartwarming British film
We like to root for the underdog. Frank gets made redundant from the ship yards in Glasgow as he watches the last ship being launched.
He doesn't take it well and decides to pass his time swimming. He sees a little disabled boy swimming and never giving up. It gives him the idea of swimming the English channel.
The story is interwoven with his loss of a job, and the loss of one of his sons when the boy was young in a swimming accident.
His wife meantime is trying to get a job as a bus driver but keeps failing her test.
His mates reluctantly at first by then enthusiastically rally round and help him to train up to 25 miles a week six days a week in six months to swim the English channel.
You see his determination rubs off on his mates as they speak up about their plight and become more confident. It is the standard story of the underdog fighting against all odds.
He has a lot of problems, his job, not communicating with his wife and not communication with his son.
It is really the Full Monty but set in Scotland and with someone stripping to their trunks not just putting a hat on it.
Great little feel good film. If you aren't emotional after watching this film you have a heart of stone