Favreau, Jon

SKU: 031398141754

UPC 031398141754
Release Date 2011-08-23
Studio Fox
Discs 1
Length 96
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Hauling his sentimental friend out of his postbreakup funk, a club-hopping swinger takes him on a hilarious odyssey through the dating game of the 1990s, hitting the Vegas strip, fashionable martini lounges, and other modern hunting grounds of the opposite sex.Theatrical release: October 18, 1996. Jon Favreau appeared on an episode of THE SOPRANOS playing himself; Christopher talks to him about the making of SWINGERS and hands the actor-writer a script. Marty & Elayne appear as themselves at the Dresden, a gig they have had for many, many years. Produced by Independent Pictures. Color by DeLuxe. Shown at the Telluride Film Festival September 1, 1996. Shown at the 1996 Venice Film Festival. Additional cast: Deena Martin, Katherine Kendall, Brooke Langton and Blake Lindsley. Additional credits: Julianne Kelley (music supervisor), Brad Halvorson (production designer), Genevieve Tyrrell (costume designer), Bradford L. Schlei & Avram Ludwig (associate producers) and Nicole Shay LaLoggia (line producer).SWINGERS follows insecure Mike and smooth-talking Trent, two retro-hip showbiz wanna-bes, as they make the scene at various clubs in Hollywood and Vegas. During their martini-fueled odyssey, the duo and their buddies explore an altogether new vernacular while struggling with images of machismo, self-esteem, relationships, and, of course, sex. Lead actor Jon Favreau based the script on his and his friends' real-life Tinseltown adventures....Writing, directing and acting are all pitch-perfect in a party movie that keeps spinning funny, sexy and touching surprises......Terrific....[Liman scores] from Favreau's exuberantly witty script....[Vaughn is] a scene-stealer... -- Rating: AYou're money.--phrase bandied about among the friends...Sweet and funny....SWINGERS is a winningly confident snapshot of the nightlives of a bunch of young showbiz wannabes....Engaging, refreshingly human in its humor and becomingly modest in its aspirations......A guy film that gives you something to latch onto....Ruefully funny and unpretentious, with an air of relaxed and confident hipness, SWINGERS is helped along by a clever script and the not surprising fondness it feels for its characters......The movie is sweet, funny, observant and goofy...Favreau's script crackles with sharply amusing, endlessly quotable dialogue...Liman's very quotable debut offsets its outer hipness with a compassion for its characters' vulnerabilities.4 stars out of 5 -- SWINGERS survives as one of the '90s' most entertaining comedies, a wryly honest dissection of male bravado and that rarity, a decent romcom for blokes.
Cast Brooke Langton (Star)
Victor Simpkins (Producer)
Jon Favreau (Star)
Deena Martin (Star)
Ron Livingston (Star)
Marty & Elayne (Cameo)
Heather Graham (Star)
Vince Vaughn (Star)
Doug Liman (Director)
Jon Favreau (Co-Producer)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region [unknown] Note: Filmmakers' Audio Commentary Audio 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 Swingblade Short Film Original Theatrical Trailer Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.35000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,Director Cast Commentary,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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