SwingersApril 11, 1997
Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.
Release Year: 1996
Rating: 7.5/10 (38,983 voted)
Critic's Score: 71/100
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Heather Graham, Jon Favreau
This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.
Patrick Van Horn
(as Alex Desert)
Girl with Cigar
Kevin James Kelly
Get a nightlife.
Release Date: 11 April 1997
Filming Locations: 5874 Franklin Avenue, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $74,118
(20 October 1996)
(2 February 1997)
Did You Know?
The scene in which Trent angrily yells at Sue, after Sue insulted Mike, was written specifically at Vince Vaughn's request. Vaughn wanted to show that beneath Trent's bravado and swagger, he truly cared for Mike as a friend.
Boom mic visible:
In non-widescreen versions of the film, the shadow of the boom mic is visible during the desert road scene (Trent in the foreground, Mike sitting in the car), in the lower left-hand corner.
Our baby's all grown up.
A Must-See for All 20-Something Males
Let me preface this review by saying that this is my favorite film of all
time. I'm not saying it was the best, most artistic, original, or most
innovative…but it is my favorite. It's a movie about a 20-something man
getting over a nasty break-up, living in Los Angeles. Pretty simple
but the honesty in the film is amazing. This film boasts the most
realistic, and interesting depictions of male friendship I've ever seen.
Some might simply pawn this movie off as a buddy flick, but it goes so
deeper than that. Mikey (Favreau) deals with insecurity, rejection,
depression, an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy. Something almost
everyone can relate to. And, as an audience member, you live and die with
the poor guy. The supporting cast is very strong, popping in and out as
assortment of friends populating Mikey's social life. Each is trying, in
his own way, to get their buddy out of his post-break up funk, which meet
with varying degrees of success. Swingers is chock full of laugh-out-loud
moments, and oft-quoted lines ("Our baby's all grows up!") that could very
easily lead to repeated viewings of this masterpiece.