A knowing examination of the psyche of the modern American male, Doug Liman's debut comedy Swingers stars screenwriter Jon Favreau as the sensitive Mike, a struggling actor and stand-up comic looking for romance in the wake of the dissolution of a six-year relationship. Against his better judgment, he hits the town with his pal Trent (Vince Vaughn, in a star-making performance), a retro-hip smooth-talker who calls women "babies" and feels compelled to illustrate to Mike the error of his gentlemanly ways. First in Las Vegas and later in a series of hip L.A. nightspots, the duo and their other pals, including a guy named Sue (Patrick Van Horn), prowl for women, looking for kicks and cheap thrills. The difference is that while Trent wants sex, Mike wants love and romance. Only when he learns to simply be himself does he find what he's looking for. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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This movie is FAR more entertaining than the stuff shown on MTV or any of those reality shows. For many guys, this IS what 20 somethings did. Now they mostly text each other like morons. Guys used to actually engage in conversations with their buddies. I can relate to much of the film, heartbreak, bonding with the guys, getting that phone number from a woman and holding on to it like it was a lottery ticket, excited to have it but too scared to call. It wasn't a laugh out loud movie, but boy did it bring back memories growing up.