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Swingers (1996)

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Comedy movie directed by Doug Liman

For anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the Los Angeles "lounge" scene that was in vogue during the early and mid-1990s, here's the movie that virtually defined that brief but colorful nightlife milieu. As an added bonus, it just happens … see full wiki

Director: Doug Liman
1 review about Swingers (1996)

Great Guy Flick.

  • Feb 23, 2002
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+3
Fads come and go and come again. Such is the lounge lizard lifestyle of the early 1990s that quickly went into vogue, disappeared just as fast, and is sure to return again. A lot of time movies that revolve around such pictures in time become dated rapidly and are no longer entertaining to watch. SWINGERS is NOT such a movie.

Though SWINGERS revolves around a modern struggling Rat Pack that spend their evenings as lounge lizards, this is a movie that has not gone out of style. The Swingers spend their days looking for work in the entertainment business intraspersed with games of golf and late night drives to Las Vegas. The plot is rather simple. Jon Favreau plays Mike, a guy moved out west to further his career as a comic. However, his girlfriend broke up with him shortly after he left and he still hasn't moved on six months later. The film follows Mike as his buddies help him get back in the game and find a new baby.

SWINGERS is a great guy movie. It's a film about guys, written by guys, for guys. However, girls seem to enjoy the movie as well, but don't seem to understand it very much. The movie has some great acting (after all most of the cast was basically just playing themselves), a awesome soundtrack, and some of the most memorable movie lines in recent history (this film ranks up with THE PRINCESS BRIDE and TOMMY BOY in quotability). The only negative about the film is the foul language which at times cheapens some of the witty dialogue. Still, the movie is great fun.

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