For anyone who wants to catch a glimpse of the Los Angeles "lounge" scene that was in vogue during the early and mid-1990s, here's the movie that virtually defined that brief but colourful nightlife milieu. As an added bonus, it just happens to be a very funny, observant story about love, loss and male bonding among a group of friends who struggle to find decent jobs by day, and lurk through Hollywood's hottest nightclubs by night. A sort of latter-day Rat Pack, they include Mike (writer-actor Jon Favreau) and his closest buddy, Trent (Vince Vaughn), who are waiting for the big show-biz break that seems to be eluding them. Mike's twisted up about the girlfriend he left back East to pursue his going-nowhere standup comedy career, and Trent uses the word "money" as an adjective ("Man, we look totally money tonight") with such frequency that you may find yourself slipping into lounge-lizard mode after watching the movie. One of the most noteworthy indie-film success stories of the 90s, Swingers
is a time-capsule comedy that seized its moment in the spotlight, launched several promising careers and continues to maintain its lasting appeal. --Jeff Shannon
Struggling actor Mike (Jon Favreau) left a six-year relationship behind in New York when he moved to Hollywood in search of stardom. But he cannot get over his ex, Michelle, who has now embarked on a new relationship. In an attempt to cheer Mike up, his friends take him out for a night on the town, hitting various clubs and bars. Their attempts to find solace in the arms of willing females find varying degrees of success.
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If you've ever wondered what men get up to when they're out on the town, look no further. Spend a painfully funny night out on the tiles with Mike, Trent and friends as the 'Swingers' hit the clubs and bars looking for love, or even a little eye-contact. When they're not trying to chat up women they're taliking about women and consoling each other about lost loves.
It's the funniest, truest male-bonding film of the year. It's men behaving hilariously!