A couple of great scenes with Favreau and his answering machine/telephone.
A real indie feel to this movie. Perhaps they could have edited the extended music scenes, but a minor quibble.
Part of what makes this film great are the performances. Jon Favreau is a great writer, director, and actor. Not only does Favreau give a good performance, the script for the film is also brilliant. Favreau's writing style is energetic as hell, and full of fantastic dialogue. Also, as a fan of Vince Vaughn, I found his performance also very enjoyable. Recently, Vaughn starred in the second season of hit television show, True Detective. He's a wonderful actor with a massive range.
"Swingers'' is a funny, charming, and well written comedy that admittedly, is a tad generic. If you enjoyed the film, High Fidelity, will very much enjoy this film. The performances are strong, the direction is solid, and the script is sublime.
Swingers was an instant classic upon release and will always remain so. It's more than just another men trying to pick up women comedy, that we've seen thousands of times. The script by Jon Favreau is sharp, hilarious, and most importantly, real.
Mike is a struggling comedian who just made the move to Hollywood after being left by his girlfriend of six years. He mopes around and whines about his lost love. Mike's friend, Trent, tries to get him to get back out there. Mike, Trent, and some others cruise around Hollywood from bar to bar, trying to pick up girls and have a good time.
Swingers is a fun time, with great performances from Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn. The dialogue is about as good as it gets and the characters are people you know. The film is authentic and has that feeling of late night comedy, while being something much more.