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Swinging with the Finkels (2011)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 17 June 2011 (UK)
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A suburban couple decide to shake up their marriage by "swinging" with another couple.

Director:

Jonathan Newman

Writer:

Jonathan Newman
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Freeman ... Alvin Finkel
Mandy Moore ... Ellie Finkel
Jonathan Silverman ... Peter
Melissa George ... Janet
Angus Deayton ... Richard
Daisy Beaumont ... Clementine
Paul Chowdhry Paul Chowdhry ... Henry
Jerry Stiller ... Mr. Winters
Beverley Klein Beverley Klein ... Mrs. Winters
Edward Akrout ... Andrew
Andi Osho ... Nurse Franklin
Tim Beckmann ... Jim
Louie Spence ... Juan Carlos
Kenneth Collard ... Man Toes
Carolyn Tomkinson Carolyn Tomkinson ... Toe Jam Woman
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Storyline

Married London couple Ellie and Alvin have seen the lust fade from their marriage several years after their wedding. They act more like friends than husband and wife. They have little in common; she is a clothing designer, eager to conquer the fashion world and make a name for herself, while he seems content with being with his friends and maintaining a low profile in his office. She is also willing to try new things in their sex life, including bringing in new partners, while he is comfortable with keeping their physical relationship low-key. After their friend Peter admits that he cheated on his wife Janet, they are determined to spice up their marriage and re-ignite the sparks they once felt towards each other. After debating what they can do to save their marriage, Ellie suggests that they "swing," and have consensual affairs. They find the ideal couple, Richard and Clementine, who have similar interests and the same marital problems as them. After their night with them, they ... Written by wegotthiscovered

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It's certainly not boring anymore See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Martin Freeman is 13 years older than Mandy Moore See more »

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Brigham Young was not the founder of the Mormon Church, it was Joseph Smith. See more »

Soundtracks

Habanera
from Suite No. 2 from "Carmen" by Georges Bizet
Played by Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Anthony Bramall
Licensed by Kind Permission Naxos Rights International Ltd
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Entertaining And Funny
19 June 2011 | by ecaproniSee all my reviews

I take my hat off to Jonathan Newman for making a British film that isn't all doom and gloom. There are quite a few LOL moments in this movie, not just from the action but from the dialog as well. It has an American feel to it which I like and think is clever as this gives it international appeal.

Okay, it's not 100% representative of a real couple living in London but so what? It's a romantic comedy, it's supposed to just entertain you, and that it does. It actually brought a tear to my eye at one point but it was a happy tear, not a sad one. It is just so nice to go and see a British film without leaving the theater completely depressed.


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17 June 2011 (UK) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,897
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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