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Movie Review: 'Swing'

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Never released in the U.S., this snappy romantic comedy is bound to charm fans of The Full Monty and The Commitments. Its plot follows the same time-honored trajectory: Our hero (Speer, from The Full Monty), a working-class Liverpool ex-con, assembles a hodgepodge swing band and struggles to win back his girlfriend (pop songstress Stansfield, a treat in her feature film debut). Meanwhile, the music — which includes the E Street Band’s Clarence Clemons himself wailing on the saxophone in the finale — is so bouncy you’ll want to dance in your living room. B+