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Swingers

Swingers

Doug Liman (1996)

92min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This is an honest exploration of male friendship based on lead actor Jon Favreau's autobiographical script about his first years in Hollywood. He, and three fellow out-of-work actors, bar hop around LA's hip watering holes, bitch nonstop, continually try to pick up women and wait endlessly by the phone for that all-important call. It's a highly original and entertaining delight using hilariously side-splitting situations to illuminate male neuroses in an uncompromising way. Complete with discussions on the various merits of Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, with affectionate direction by Doug Liman to match those two masters, this independent labour of love carries the solid ring of truth and features superb performances by Vince Vaughn and Favreau himself.

Summary

Struggling actor Mike's confidence is shattered when his girlfriend breaks up with him. His charismatic friend Trent refuses to let him wallow in self pity, and hurls the lovesick Mike into the Hollywood singles scene in the hope of him acquiring some new female company and recovering his self-esteem. Comedy, starring Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn.

Cast & Crew

Mike Jon Favreau
Trent Vince Vaughn
Rob Ron Livingston
Sue Patrick Van Horn
Charles Alex Desert
Lorraine Heather Graham
Christy Deena Martin
Lisa Katherine Kendall
Director Doug Liman
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Guild Pathe Cinema Guidance: Swearing. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay

Comedy

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