Swingers

1996

Swingers

Critics Consensus

Funny, heartfelt, and effortlessly cool, Swingers made stars out of Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, established Doug Liman as a director to watch.

87%

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89%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 58,532
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An ensemble comedy about five guys, all in their 20s, all coping with the mysteries of life and women, set in the back streets and sometimes hidden clubs of Hollywood. It's a story told in the language of the "cocktail nation," a growing 20-something, retro-Swing dance movement that's taken Hollywood by storm and is beginning to sweep the nation. Mike is down in the dumps because he left his girlfriend behind in New York when he came to Hollywood to seek his acting fortune. Instead, he's found loneliness and the blues. Now, after six months of dealing with Mike, his buddy Trent and the other swingers have had enough. It's time to bring Mike back to life.

Cast

Alex Désert
as Charles
Deena Martin
as Christy
Blake Lindsley
as Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly
as Vegas Dealer
Stephanie Ittleson
as Vegas Waitress
Vernon Vaughn
as $100 Gambler
Maddie Corman
as Peek-a-Boo Girl
Jan Dykstra
as Girl at Party
Marty and Elayne
as Dresden Lounge Act
Stasea Rosenblum
as $100 Gambler
Sheri Rosenblum
as $100 Gambler
Pamela Shaw
as $5 Gambler
Tom Alley
as Pit Boss
Phil Dixon
as Lounge Lizard
Jay Diola
as Member of Skully's Crew/Derby Dancer
Nicholas Gagliarducci
as Member of Skully's Crew
David Gould
as Member of Skully's Crew
Bill Phillips
as Member of Skully's Crew
Mensur Hamud
as Pink Dot Guy
Ahmed Ahmed
as Party Mystery Guy
Eufemia Plimpton
as Derby Lady
Melinda Starr
as Derby Lady
Samantha Lemole
as Dresden Lady
Jessica Buchman
as Dresden Lady
Caroline O'Meara
as Diner Waitress
Gary Aurbach
as Derby Doorman
Brad Halvorson
as Derby Doorman
Edward L. Rissien
as Diner Patron
Jenna Rissien
as Diner Patron
Mark Smith
as Diner Patron
John Abraham
as Derby Dancer
Rachel Gallagan
as Derby Dancer
Lisa Guerriero
as Derby Dancer
Thomas Hall
as Derby Dancer
Damiana Kamishin
as Derby Dancer
Curtis Lindersmith
as Derby Dancer
Jennifer Lucero
as Derby Dancer
Pinki Marsolek
as Derby Dancer
Rhonda Martin
as Derby Dancer
Martina Migenes
as Derby Dancer
Paul Mojica
as Derby Dancer
Sam Mollo
as Derby Dancer
Jacob Morris
as Derby Dancer
Michael Scott
as Derby Dancer
Bernard Serrano
as Derby Dancer
Rosalind Smith
as Derby Dancer
Molly R. Stern
as Derby Dancer
Johnny Walker
as Derby Dancer
Lisa Wolstein
as Derby Dancer
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Critic Reviews for Swingers

All Critics (54) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (47) | Rotten (7)

  • "Swingers" doesn't really add up to much -- except a good time. But it's smart, funny and cute. With all that going for you, who needs to be money?

    Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Four guys hang out, kid one another, get into scuffles and flash their gonadal searchlight for available women. Yikes, haven't there been enough variations on the multiple-buddy movie? Actually, no.

    Oct 4, 2009 | Full Review…
  • A winningly confident snapshot of the nightlives of a bunch of young showbiz wannabes in a very upto-the-minute Hollywood.

    Jun 16, 2008

    Todd McCarthy

    Variety
    Top Critic
  • Ninety minutes spent learning how not to pick up girls. This is what the movies were made for, isn't it?

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

    Geoff Andrew

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Mr. Favreau wrote this screenplay with his real friends in mind. And the cast's camaraderie is appealingly clear.

    May 20, 2003 | Rating: 3.5/4
  • A guy film that gives you something to latch onto, that makes male bonding both believable and appealing.

    Feb 14, 2001 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Swingers

  • Jul 09, 2019
    I love seeing talented filmmaker's early efforts. Doug Liman struck gold here with Jon Favreau's script and the combination of Favreau and Vince Vaughn's acting talents.
    Aldo G Super Reviewer
  • Oct 12, 2016
    So many quotable moments, this movie brings a cool vibe to any twenty something looking for their next phase in life. The young days of John Favreau and Vince Vaughn are highlighted here, with two hip dudes out on the town in search of ladies and a wild night life. I recommend this movie to any and everyone. "You're so money, you don't even know it."
    Jessica S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 19, 2014
    With some great performances and a plot that is probably relatable to many people, "Swingers" is the type of film that may not break records or become a classic, but it is definitely a great film that many can enjoy endlessly. I found myself engaged in what each character was doing and the friendships felt hilariously realistic. Vince Vaughn's character is really the only one that get's to be a tad annoying after a while, but once you are used to him, you become more forgiving. From losers to players in a matter of one night, these guys make you wish you had the balls to do some of the things that they can do. In the end, I would surely recommend this to annoying who either wants to enjoy a great drama or a fun comedy, because it equally delivers both. There are a few slow moments where the film feels like it is about to drag, but it is quickly picked back up again. "Swingers" is a lot of fun!
    KJ P Super Reviewer
  • Oct 31, 2012
    Vince Vaughn replicated this role in other movies like Wedding Crashers and the Dilemma but this is the true star turn. One of the better attempts at the buddy movie.
    John B Super Reviewer

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