Swinging To The Left: A Film Critique Of The Mid 90's Movie Swingers

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Swinging to the LeftSwingers is a trendy comedy set in mid-90's Hollywood at the height of the rebirth of swing dancing. It's the story of a group of friends who spend their days searching for acting work and pass the nights by drinking and looking for "love." Being an independent film, Swingers doesn't have the best script or award-winning actors. It doesn't have high tech camera angles or flashy soundstages and costumes. This movie does, however, have a strong plot and a great deal of humor. Swingers goes out of its way to prove that a film doesn't have to be a blockbuster with a huge budget to be hilarious and teach a valuable lesson.Jon Favreau stars as Mike, ...view middle of the document...

Instead, they find themselves at a casino that seems to be the hot spot for everyone over sixty. Mike and Trent soon go from studs to duds when they strike out with a couple of casino waitresses because Mike can't stop talking about Michelle.When the boys get back to Hollywood, they meet up with their friends: Rob, Sue, and Charles, played by Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, and Alex Desert. The five of them caravan all around Los Angeles, each in his own car, going from party to party hoping to find the next good thing. Along the way, they manage to live on the edge and constantly find trouble.Throughout the movie, the interactions of the characters and the silliness of the dialogue make this movie comical because the viewer has no choice but to question the aptitude of the characters. The lack of intelligence makes the movie even more hilarious.In the end, with the help of his friends, Mike realizes that there is more to life than Michelle's rejection. He learns that sometimes, you have to worry about yourself. When Mike finally stops living in the past, he discovers his future. Mike also succeeds in teaching Trent that life is not just about women and money; it's also about good friends helping each other.While this movie is not a piece of amazing cinematography, the actors and the general flow of the plot make up for anything this film lacks in budget. Swingers is a young, hip comedy that makes you want to call up your friends and go out for drinks!

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