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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

This movie is so money, it doesn’t know how money it is. Or that’s how the neo-Rat Packers would put it in this witty, honest look at lonely-hearted guys on the L.A. lounge scene. ”Money” is the highest of compliments in the lingo used by smooth-talking ”baby” magnet Trent (Vince Vaughn) in Swingers, who loyally tries to rouse his pal Mike (screenwriter and Friends regular Jon Favreau) from a post-breakup funk. Dolled up by a swingin’ soundtrack and sassy homages to Tarantino and Scorsese, this smart, smart-ass comedy is watchable again and again on tape. If it were any fresher, it would deserve a slap in the face. A