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    Reader comments on Swimming Pool

    Subject: Re: swimming pool
    Date: Aug 10, 2003
    Sender: UnkleTimPrevious | Next

    As for me, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. I love when a movie has you thinking of it days afterward. Here is a fellows review that really hits the movie on the head. This review was written by "Franco."

    The story was definitely an enactment of the book Sarah was writing. For those of you who haven't seen this movie please allow me to explain:

    The young nymphomaniac is an externalization of all that's repressed in the author herself and all that she wishes she could be. This chick has a body made for sex, is naked through most of the film and has intercourse with lots of guys - just the thing an older woman whose looks are fading wishes she could do. The older woman, represents the reality of who the writer is in actuality: a repressed older woman whose sexual allure is dimishing with age.

    As with "The Graduate" a certain sexual competitiveness emerges. The younger effortless sexuality drives the older woman to try to seduce a man as well. In both films the younger woman seems unaware of this sexual competiveness and the seething resentment of the older woman. The older woman does at one point seem to triumph over the young nymphette; the guy she seduces looks much better than any of the nymphette's men do and the smug look on her face certainly conveys her own fleeting sense of triumph.

    Killing the nymphette's love interest brings the horny repressed old woman and the young hot, mostly naked nympho closer to one another, therby unititing different parts of the authors self -- the aging, down to earth, repressed older woman she is and the youthful, unrepressed, promiscuous nymphette she wishes she could be.

    A certain homosexual undertone underlies the plot as well. The old writer is attracted to and envious of the young nymphette who could never see her in the same light in which she sees her suitors. True both characters represent different parts of the author herself but this really is indicative of the author's own narcissism which is typical of repressed homosexuality.

    In the end this film really is primarily a voyeuristic exercise. It gives the viewer an excuse to watch an amazingly hot, teenage woman have sex with lots of guys and be seen in various states of undress. By wrapping the artistic veneer of a psychological drama around it the viewer won't feel like a pedophile or a voyeur -- instead, she will feel like a worldly, sophisticated and heterosexual woman that she wishes to be. In other words she will feel much as the writer in film does.

    And if you're a guy take my word for it, there's nothing not to like about this movie!


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    Response to this comment:
    swimming pool

    what was that?
    and why in the world did they make it?
    I felt ripped off and patronized.
    grrrrrr.....






    Comment index:

  • swimming pool   from kat, Jul 28, 2003
  • » Re: swimming pool «   from UnkleTim, Aug 10, 2003
  • what was going on   from michael, Jul 29, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from marc brandon daniel, Aug 4, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Fran, Aug 24, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Eric Roberts, Aug 26, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Renee, Aug 26, 2003
  • nice movie   from ifeanyi monye, Oct 18, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Dick, Aug 27, 2003
  • Not worth analyzing   from James Cheatham, Jul 31, 2003
  • In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from Peter Wilson, Aug 15, 2003
  • swimming pool, not so clear waters   from Sindy, Aug 26, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from Dominick, Sep 2, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from ifeanyi, Oct 18, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from aguynamedguyinTX, Sep 10, 2004
  • Butterworth a dim   from Dominick Antonucci, Sep 2, 2003
  • [no subject]   from v.s.gaudio, Mar 24, 2010
  • swimming pool   from kat, Jul 28, 2003
  • » Re: swimming pool «   from UnkleTim, Aug 10, 2003
  • what was going on   from michael, Jul 29, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from marc brandon daniel, Aug 4, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Fran, Aug 24, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Eric Roberts, Aug 26, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Renee, Aug 26, 2003
  • nice movie   from ifeanyi monye, Oct 18, 2003
  • Re: what was going on   from Dick, Aug 27, 2003
  • Not worth analyzing   from James Cheatham, Jul 31, 2003
  • In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from Peter Wilson, Aug 15, 2003
  • swimming pool, not so clear waters   from Sindy, Aug 26, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from Dominick, Sep 2, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from ifeanyi, Oct 18, 2003
  • Re: In the Deep End, Beneath the Weird Surface   from aguynamedguyinTX, Sep 10, 2004
  • Butterworth a dim   from Dominick Antonucci, Sep 2, 2003
  • [no subject]   from v.s.gaudio, Mar 24, 2010