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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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Credited cast:
Anthony Edridge ... Jack
Sorcha Brooks ... Ellen
Richard Cherry ... Hal
Julie-Ann Gillitt ... Liz
... Julian
Alison Egan ... Eve
... Michael
Clark Hayes ... Fi
Jackie Sawiris ... Sydney
Thierry Harcourt ... Tony
Mark Adams ... Sam
Alisa Bosschaert ... Barbara
Virginia Fiol ... Julian's Date
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wendy Jane Abbott ... Julian's Girl
Rachael Boyce ... Fi's New Woman
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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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12 June 1998 (UK)  »

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10 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

The Big Swap is a new and couragous move from the English movies industry...they explore a new theme...swinging relations...in a good combination of eroticism and marriage-relations analysis...plus....the development of the scenes is logical and very interesting....i recommend it to those interested in the woody allen kind of movies...keep going English cinema...


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