A talented young musician attempts to balance his musical ambition with his deep-rooted desire to please both his demanding father (Tom Skerritt) and his career-oriented fiancé (Dahlia Waingort) in this affective drama about important life choices from filmmaker Martin Guigui. There's nothing that Anthony (Innis Casey) wants more than to become a full-time musician, but despite encouragement from his supportive Great Uncle Bill (Jonathan Winters) it seems as if everyone else in Anthony's life is against the idea. Inspired to follow his heart by a beautiful and mysterious older woman (Jacqueline Bisset) who shows him how to find happiness through swing dancing, Anthony soon realizes that true fulfillment can come from the most unlikely of places. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Many films try to capture the story of a person who has, through either science or magic, the ability to go tripping back and forth in time and interact with characters in the past or future. I enjoyed Swing's attempt to make us believe that their was a portal to 40's and 50's where people danced as a way of life, or that heaven just might be a place of dancing. and that we could visit that time and place and draw lessons from it.
Unfortunately is was an attempt. The film did not make you believe. It barely held your attention. The swing dancing was fun, the characters were unconvincing.
If you have a great imagination, that can fill in the blanks that the director could not, you'll enjoy this movie a lot more than someone who cannot insert their own storylines while watching the movie.