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Palm Swings (2017)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 October 2017 (USA)
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After moving to Palm Springs, a young married couple puts their love to the test when they discover their neighbors are swingers.

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Sean Hoessli

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Amanda Lockhart
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Credited cast:
Tia Carrere ... Ms. Cherry Bomb
Jason Lewis ... Lance
Sugar Lyn Beard ... Allison Hughes
Diane Farr ... Claire
Madison McKinley ... Rachel
Gentry White ... Derek
Antonimar Murphy ... Jennifer
Jackson Davis ... Mark Hughes
Brian Dare ... Josh
Jennifer Bond ... Amy
David Stanford ... Walter
Trish Cook ... Renee
Danny Pardo ... Michael Griffith
Chaka Forman ... Jim
Seth Michaels ... Thatcher
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A young newly married couple can really put her love on trial when they move to Palm Springs and realize that their neighbors are swingers. What first seems to egg them and their love lives soon turns into threat to both their love and their marriages. Written by lament

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Drifting Sands Performed by Gene Evaro Jr., Gabriele Evaro & Alf Alpha Written by Gene Evaro Jr., Gabriele Evaro & Rafael Lopez
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An Honest Portrayal of an Alternate Lifestyle-Though Weak
5 January 2019 | by zinjo00-587-975183See all my reviews

I must agree with some of Ccoral419's technical critiques of the film. Lighting was certainly an issue for me. There was also a lack of depth in the story that I was hoping to see. There were several instances where Lockhart was trying to convey a point, but unfortunately it opened more unexplored story threads that were left dangling for us to wonder about. These created motivations that became sometimes unclear and because parts of the story were not explored the reactions came across more as plot devices rather than honest emotions. Often plot points were rushed to get to the next event in the story rather than finding a particular focus to the drama. Sugar Lyn's performances were subtle, nuanced and fearless for the subject matter and I enjoyed the wise sage character of Clair played by Diane Farr. Jackson Davis' performance was also well done, however he didn't really have depth of character to fully explore, I'm sure he would have relished. I liked that it came across as an anti-Halmark movie. One devoid of the purtianical morality tales shoehorned into them, that is often seen in those productions. As someone who has some exposure to swinging, it was clear to me that Lockhart either has experience in this area or has done extensive research. She conveyed the principal issues most couples must deal with in such a lifestyle, "honesty" and "trust". Break either of those and there is often friction or outright trouble in a relationship. The reason why "swingers" stay together is because they share a brutal honesty with each other that often is missing in traditional relationships. This is to be honest, a titillation film. Provocative by design, but also honest about what the lifestyle is about and what it takes for a couple to participate in it. That said, I liked it for what it was in terms of story, but the technical aspects were certainly distractin.


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