Normally I am not crazy about a movie that seems too interested in keeping a young, beautiful, blonde French woman topless or completely nude (not to mention, pairing her off with a series of men that must win points for have good personalities and being fun in bed because they sure aren't easy on the eyes) through most of the movie. However, The Swimming Pool is a very subtle film that starts from a cold place of a stiff, chilly, isolated English writer played accordingly by Charlotte Rampling. (Welcome back Charlotte!!!) Through a quirky, maybe contrived but still very creative and writerly storyline, it warms under a French sun and into a psychological thriller that doesn't quite make sense until the end. Ludivine Sagnier sparkles and recharges everybody's batteries whether she is clothed or not. She is funny, charming, irritating, scary, and pitiful and adds dimension to that tired movie crutch, the young nymphomaniac. (Are we going to see her in more movies? I hope so.) It is a quiet film. Guys might normally not want to watch a story like this, but they could be coaxed into watching a young, beautiful, blonde French woman topless or completely nude. This is a very interesting movie.