Swinging with the Finkels

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Swinging with the Finkels

Jonathan Newman (2010)

15 Certificate


Our Score
Dear, oh dear - there should be a law banning British directors from making so-called sex comedies. This largely laugh-free romp doesn't plumb quite the depths that the notorious Sex Lives of the Potato Men did, but it comes perilously close. Martin Freeman and Mandy Moore play a married couple whose sex life has lost its zing. They decide to spice it up by partner-swapping with other couples - cue some tepid swinging with the likes of Angus Deayton - but the film quickly abandons sex in favour of schmaltz. Freeman, in particular, could and should do better. Maybe he had time on his hands between Sherlock and The Hobbit, and nothing better to do. Doing nothing would have been better.


Alvin and Ellie Finkel find the passion has gone out of their relationship, and hit upon the idea of indulging in partner-swapping with other couples. However, finding suitable candidates for their sexual adventures proves harder than expected. Comedy, starring Martin Freeman, Mandy Moore, Melissa George and Jonathan Silverman.

Cast & Crew

Ellie Finkel Mandy Moore
Alvin Finkel Martin Freeman
Janet Melissa George
Mr Winters Jerry Stiller
Peter Jonathan Silverman
Clementine Daisy Beaumont
Richard Angus Deayton
Juan Carlos Louie Spence
Director Jonathan Newman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: UNO FilmsGuidance: Contains sex scenes and sexual references.Available on: DVDReleased on: 17 Jun 2011