I found this great comedy searching through Doug Liman movies, and it turned out to be great. swingers_ver1I liked his style of directing in Go!!! and decided to give young Favreau and Vaughn a chance. So this is a story about a bunch of friends who are trying to make it in Hollywood. Constantly failing although they can smell the success, they are caught between a rock and a hard place. Without a classical main story, Swingers successfully shows the real talent of these people. It also captured that tar-bubbling atmosphere of the nineties and further examined the concept male friendship.

Story follows two regular guys, one just got dumped by a girlfriend, and the other one is his pushy and cocky friend Trent. They decide to go to Las Vegas to hook up with some babes and get free stuff. This movie is full of dialogues explaining how to pick up girls, how to act in different situations and bunch of other stuff. They are all done masterfully and are really funny to listen to. Again the story is set in Vegas, but what you gonna do. I liked how the situations are portrayed realistically and it feels like you are there in the movie with the characters just watching them and laughing your ass off. This is that replay value that people are talking about. If I may be so bold: Swingers are money!

Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Heather Graham, Blake Lindsley, Kevin James Kelly

Fun Facts: The movie is loosely based on the experiences writer Jon Favreau had when he first moved to LA. He had just broken up with a long term girlfriend and counted on his friends Vince Vaughn and Ron Livingston to cheer him up. The characters they play in the film are based on themselves.


IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0117802/

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