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The Big Swap (1998)

Five thirty-something couples decide to indulge in some friendly partner swapping with disastrous results for their marriages and friendship.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anthony Edridge Anthony Edridge ... Jack
Sorcha Brooks Sorcha Brooks ... Ellen
Richard Cherry Richard Cherry ... Hal
Julie-Ann Gillitt Julie-Ann Gillitt ... Liz
Kevin Howarth ... Julian
Alison Egan Alison Egan ... Eve
Mark Caven ... Michael
Clark Hayes Clark Hayes ... Fi
Jackie Sawiris Jackie Sawiris ... Sydney
Thierry Harcourt Thierry Harcourt ... Tony
Mark Adams Mark Adams ... Sam
Alisa Bosschaert Alisa Bosschaert ... Barbara
Virginia Fiol Virginia Fiol ... Julian's Date
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Jane Abbott Wendy Jane Abbott ... Julian's Girl
Rachael Boyce Rachael Boyce ... Fi's New Woman
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Storyline

Prompted by one of their number, who had previously indulged, five mature thirty-something couples, who had been friends for years and collectively known as 'the Group', decide to indulge in some novel partner swapping. At first everything appears fine and the couples believe that nothing has changed between them and that their relationships are safe. However, everything is not fine and petty jealousies start to arise, as some members perceive that others are benefiting more from the arrangement than themselves. The tensions mount and deeper, darker secrets begin to reveal themselves, especially when one member of the group changes her partner. Eventually, the tension and jealousy proves too much with catastrophic results for the marriages and friendship of the group. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Five couples, one big idea

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Let's Talk About Sex See more »

Filming Locations:

Bristol, England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Magic Box Motion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not too bad
10 July 2003 | by JatoySee all my reviews

First I thought this is so ridiculous and embarrassing to watch, but I watched it anyway. Actually I would consider this movie interesting and realistic even though none of the couples were pleased with the idea of changing their partners and I think that could have been one possible result too. Otherwise I think the end had almost all the other possible results of this kind of try. Something between good and bad.


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