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A knowing examination of the psyche of the modern American male, Doug Liman's debut comedy Swingers stars screenwriter Jon Favreau as the sensitive Mike, a struggling actor and stand-up comic looking for romance in the wake of the dissolution of a six-year relationship. Against his better judgment, he hits the town with his pal Trent (Vince Vaughn, in a star-making performance), a retro-hip smooth-talker who calls women "babies" and feels compelled to illustrate to Mike the error of his
Oct 18, 1996 Wide
Jul 21, 1998
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A winningly confident snapshot of the nightlives of a bunch of young showbiz wannabes in a very upto-the-minute Hollywood.
Ninety minutes spent learning how not to pick up girls. This is what the movies were made for, isn't it?
Mr. Favreau wrote this screenplay with his real friends in mind. And the cast's camaraderie is appealingly clear.
A guy film that gives you something to latch onto, that makes male bonding both believable and appealing.
It's not the most creative of plots, but it captures a generation and the down-on-your-luck-in-so-many-ways motif effectively: it's like comfort food, with more heart than Liman usually provides.
Director-cinematographer Doug Liman gets points for breathing a bit of life into an already tired indie sub genre.
The arc is nothing new, but the writing and pacing make it fresh and energetic, at least enough for it to have became a cult classic.
Liman and Favreau concoct a consciously derivative world for these guys, and though it's appropriate to the movie, I got tired of it after a while.
Directed in flair by Doug Liman, with winning performances from Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, this comedy is the most successful since Diner of what could be described as a cycle of "walking and talking" and "hanging out" pictures.
This exercise in indie hipster cool is 'money'--and that's no joke, baby.
Blessed with a brilliantly quotable screenplay, one of the most electric and insightful ever written.
Shows that honesty and humanity aren't incompatible with comedy in modern Hollywood.
A Swinging good time! Vaughn is a revelation
Audience Reviews for Swingers
- Mike: The whole Judy Garland thing kinda turned me on. Does that make me some kind of fag?
- Trent: No baby, you're money.
- Mike: And I'm supposed to be all happy cause she's wearing a knapsack.
- Rob: After a while you start to miss the pain. Because just like her, you spent so long with it.
- Mike: Well how long are you guys gonna wait to call your babies?
- Trent: Six Days. [Simultaneous]
- Sue: Six Days. [Simultaneous]
- Mike: Haven't you seen Boyz N The Hood? Now one of us is going to get shot.
- Mike: Trent, the beautiful babies don't work the midnight to six shift on a Wednesday. This is like the skank shift.
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