Now that we are all on the "swimming" band wagon from the Olympics, I wanted to let you know about this great movie. It is entitled "On A Clear Day" and before you think, UGH!!! not BS(Barbara Striesand), she has nothing at all to do with this movie. That is part of why it is so WONDERFUL!!! It takes place in Scotland (love those accents!!! Gerard Butler!!! sorry I got side-tracked). It is about Frank, who is laid off of his job as a ship builder and he is devasted. He can't think of what he could do now that would bring meaning to his life. He comes up with the plan to swim the English Channel to overcome a fear due to an accident as a young father (I can't say anything else on that). Along the way, through what he is doing, he inspires his wife and friends to also over come obstacles in their lives that are keeping them from progressing.
Frank is played wonderfully by, Peter Mullen, who I don't remember seeing in any other movie except "The Last Legion" (another "g" nugget), and Brenda Blethyn (Mrs. Bennet in "Pride and Prejudice") is amazing as his wife. His friends are very funny but it is especially fun to see Billy Boyd (Pippin from "Lord of the Rings").
Part of the story line deals with a strained Father/son relationship and how he works it out and the family becomes closer. You will be laughing and crying throughout this movie.
If you have seen it, leave a comment for others about this movie!