As one of those embarrassingly obsessive fans of Martin Freeman's, I purchased this DVD despite the negative reviews I had seen. I'm terribly sorry to say that, from those reviews, I had been warned and have only myself to blame for having just spent 80 oh-so-long minutes, watching Swinging With The Finkels. Crikey, Martin, what had attracted you to do this movie??
I'm very ready to be amused by Martin Freeman, and the DVD blurb advertised the film as being "laugh-out-loud funny", but even I was hard pushed to even crack a tired smile. Like one previous reviewer said, the two main characters aren't exactly the most likeable people you'd ever meet, and I kept wondering what had attracted them to each other in the first place, they seemed so utterly disconnected.
Sadly, I was quite relieved when the end credits started to roll and I'm sorry to say that, although I won't be getting rid of the DVD, it's unlikely I'll ever watch this film again.
Oh, one positive point: I did love Amanda Abbington's all too brief cameo in this.