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Movie Review: 'Swingers'

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Swingers

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
96 minutes
performer:
Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Alex Desert, Heather Graham, Brooke Langton, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn
director:
Doug Liman
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A

A terrific comedy about young Los Angeles dudes on the prowl. The characters drink martinis and dress in silvery-suave style, but they also talk with a nervous, imploring incessantness, microanalyzing the rules and rituals of love in the ’90s. Director Doug Liman captures something hilarious and touching — a new attitude of wistful modesty on the part of young macho cruisers. As Trent, a handsome shark who tells Mike (Jon Favreau), the self-pitying hero, ”You’re money!” Vince Vaughn is spooky-cool sexy, like the young Christopher Walken. A

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