Swimming Upstream [DVD] 
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Sporting drama starring Geoffrey Rush and Judy Davis. As the target of his father Harold's (Rush) drunken abuse, young Tony Fingleton (Jesse Spencer) escapes to the underwater solitude of the local pool, where he aspires to win his father's love by becoming a national swimming champion. But when his cruel father pits Tony against his own brother in a competition to make the Olympic team, Tony must find the courage to swim his way to victory and out of his father's emotionally crippling net.
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`Swimming Upstream' is about a young boy called Tony who has a very hard home life. His father (Gregory Rush) always boozed with alcohol and says he's no good. Also his mother Dora (Judy Davis( is a kind hearted woman who suffers from Harold's temper. If this isn't bad enough his brother Harold Jnr bullies him and teases him. At the start of the film Harold Jnr is his father's favourite son even though Tony is winning swimming galas and has worked himself up to the Australian Nationals.
My personal favourite scene is when Tony is about to go to college and he talks to his mum at the beach. This is gripping and emotional.
When this film ended I felt sad but really happy ... also thankful! My life is so much better compared to that.
People my age would like this film because it is gripping and exciting.
Hayley Robinson (aged 12)
`Swimming Upstream' is a passionate film about a family overpowered by a selfish drunken father. Tony never really settled in with his dad. As his brother John and Tony battle it out to be Australia's best back stroke swimmer Dora (Tony's Mum) tries to deal with the family's problems. Harold is a biased father who is only in favour of John winning. As Tony progresses to Harvard (America's best university) with a full scholarship Dora manages to push Harold out of the family's life for the better. At his first visit to the school pool Tony manages his best back stroke ever. Young people will jump into this film because it is so encouraging. If you don't try to be number one you'll never be number one.Read more ›
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i loved this dvd it arrived in good condition and is a great film i would recommended to anyone who likes to watch film that have family drama as well as great lessons.Published on 9 Jan. 2014 by Amazon Customer
A small film about an Australian family. Supposedly a real family. But you never know. To get out of the dregs of the working class in Australia, dockworker is the father, out of a... Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2009 by Dr Jacques COULARDEAU