Swingers

Swingers

4.3 10
Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Doug Liman, Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston

     
 

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Now you can learn how to be "money," and get some "babies" to take home in this hysterical buddy-film Swingers. The DVD is chock-full of features including a commentary from director Doug Liman, an illustrated action commentary with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, a "Making it in Hollywood" documentary, deleted scenes, art and storyboards, and the short filmSee more details below

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Now you can learn how to be "money," and get some "babies" to take home in this hysterical buddy-film Swingers. The DVD is chock-full of features including a commentary from director Doug Liman, an illustrated action commentary with Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, a "Making it in Hollywood" documentary, deleted scenes, art and storyboards, and the short film Swingblade. Thank goodness it's presented in widescreen with a 1.85:1 aspect ratio and the audio is in English Dolby Digital stereo, there's also a French audio track. This DVD is so "money" you may need to own two.

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No film better captures the mix of frustration, ennui, thrills, and hipness that characterizes working and socializing in the LA "biz" crowd, in which dynamos like Vince Vaughn's Trent and homesick East Coasters like Jon Favreau's Mikey nomadically slink from bar to bar and party to party (each in his own car, of course). Vaughn's career was born with his incredibly loose supporting role as the bright-eyed, sarcastic, eternally self-confident, and surprisingly sweet Trent. Where a lesser movie might make Trent invincible, or give him nasty feet of clay, Swingers instead reveals its superman simply to be human. That's why Swingers is so successful, both comically and dramatically: it is true not only to the surreal LA scene but also to the people who inhabit it. Swingers shows them for what they are: talented, rootless socialites in a fairyland in which they're always a few steps from stardom and a half-step from working at Starbucks. They're like young adults everywhere, only with better dialogue, snazzier lingo, and cooler shirts. Doug Liman's direction and Favreau's sharp script are both "money," though Favreau's sullen Mikey is a little too much of a whiner, one of the film's few weaknesses. It should also be said that, owing to its faithful depiction of LA, the movie is funnier once you've spent even a single evening in the city of the beautiful and unemployed. Nevertheless, Swingers is a dead-on comic snapshot that will resonate with anyone who's ever experienced the terrifying and exhilarating world of young, single adulthood.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/24/2002
UPC:
0786936197679
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Miramax
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Surround]
Time:
1:36:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Filmmakers' audio commentary with director Doug Liman and editor Stephen Mirrione; Illustrated action commentary with Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn; "Making It in Hollywood"- original documentary; - Art Imitates Life: Writing the Story; - Life Creates Art: Getting "Swingers" Made; - Life Imitates Art: "Swingers" Culture; - Art Creates Life: Life After "Swingers" ; The Cutting Room Floor; - Director's Introduction; - Golfing; - The Kiss; - Drunken Diners; - Outtakes Reel; "Swingblade" short film; ; Dolby Digital Surround Sound ; Widescreen (1.85:1)- enhanced for 16x9 televisions; French lanugage track

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jon Favreau Mike
Vince Vaughn Trent
Ron Livingston Rob
Patrick Van Horn Sue
Alex Désert Actor
Heather Graham Lorraine
Deena Martin Actor
Brooke Langton Actor
Blake Lindsley Actor

Technical Credits
Doug Liman Director,Cinematographer
Jon Favreau Co-producer,Screenwriter
Brad Halvorson Production Designer
Julianne Kelley Musical Direction/Supervision
Avram Ludwig Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Stephen Mirrione Editor
Justin Reinhardt Songwriter
Alan B. Samuels Sound/Sound Designer
Bradford L. Schlei Associate Producer
Victor Simpkins Producer
Genevieve Tyrrell Costumes/Costume Designer
Cary Woods Executive Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits
2. The Rub
3. Double Down
4. Big Winners
5. Trailer Park
6. Buddies
7. Night on the Town
8. Local Hangout
9. Short-Term Relationship
10. You & Me & the Bottle Make Three
11. Lorraine
12. Late Breakfast
13. New Day, New Man
14. End Credits

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