This clever film certainly hit
the spot as far as my viewing tastes are concerned. Swingers is a great comedy
filled with acerbic wit and the emphasis is on the strong dialogue and actors
ability. It's the tale of a group of friends on the prowl for love, or at the
very least a good time. Unemployed or having menial jobs, this group of
Hollywood wannabes have moved from New York to have a shot at the big time.
The only problem is how to impress the
ladies, without resorting to lies and deception. The focus of the guys is to
look "money", thereby getting access to things normally denied them.
It's this sort of movie that is always hard
to let the reader know exactly what is going on without ruining it for them.
As I stated earlier, the movie is heavily dialogue driven and full of witty
repartee. The disc does display quite a heavy amount of low level noise
throughout, especially at 2:40 when they are at the cafe in chapter 2. It's
almost disconcerting how bad this is to watch at this point and cost the
feature fairly heavily in my score. Also lowering the score was the fact that
the film was transferred in pan and scan full screen. The ratio is right but
would have looked a hell of a lot nicer in full widescreen.
If this low level noise hadn't been so
prevalent, the Feature would have scored 8.8/10 and as a movie deserves the
The movie is in Dolby Digital 2.0 and really
there was no need to do a full 5.1 mix with this feature so no marks down for
that. The music will have your toes tappin' and the lines used in the film
will have a grin fixed to your face most of the time.
Extras? Fuggedaboudit! There's only a
A cool flick for cats, baby!
- Scene Selection