Swinging With The Finkels
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Swinging With The Finkels
Having met at University, American born Ellie (Mandy Moore) and her husband Alvin (Martin Freeman) are several years into their marriage. The heady sparks of lust and fun have sadly faded and they're left with the day to day normality of their everyday life. Advised by best friends Peter (Jonathan Silverman) and Janet (Melissa George), Ellie and Alvin are desperate to 'spice things up'. Having explored various options, Ellie hits upon the brilliant idea to mix things up with another couple - to have a 'consensual affair' within the confines of the marriage. -- (C) Freestyle

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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A contempo contribution to the august British tradition of lame, unfunny sex comedies."
‑ Leslie Felperin, Variety
"An occasionally loathsome sitcom starring two miscast leads doing their chipper best to make this malarkey profound."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"If you make it to the so-called happy ending, think aloud if Swinging with the Finkels would have lived up to its name better if the titular couple ended their relationship on the business side of a noose."
‑ Erik Childress, eFilmCritic.com
"a bit crude for its own good"
‑ Blake French, Filmcritic.com
"Brits and sex comedies have never been easy bedfellows (Sex Lives Of The Potato Men, anyone?), and this laugh-free effort is no exception."
‑ Emma Dibdin, Total Film
"The film features one-dimensional, married characters who lack distinctive personalities, and fails to include a backstory that proves they ever had any chemistry together."
‑ Karen Benardello, We Got This Covered
"[E]xcruciatingly wrongheaded and outdated... [T]reats women like mysterious creatures from the depths of the Victorian age and marriage like an extended standup routine from the 1970s..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
"I'm right down the middle on this one. It's not great, but it's not terrible either."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"Marriage, in the film, is the necessary evil we all must figure out how to endure in order to be happy or, at least, feel normal."
‑ Diego Costa, Slant Magazine
"The film tries for a kind of pawky comedy that tells some kind of truth. But a mediocre screenplay doesn't help and only a few moments work as well as they might."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Imagine the world's longest, lamest and smuttiest episode of the redoubtable TV classic "Love, American Style" and you have only begun to conceptualize the mind and genital-numbing horror that is "Swinging with the Finkels.""
‑ Peter Sobczynski, eFilmCritic.com
"It helps if you don't look directly at it."
‑ Rob Humanick, Projection Booth
"Likeable leads can't save this dreary sex comedy."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"I'm shocked that this movie, which opens next week, even got a theatrical release and didn't go straight to DVD. Even more amazing is that it got made in the first place."
‑ Neil Rosen, NY1-TV
"It fails miserably, with gags lifted from Viz, and morality moments cut and pasted from the problem pages of Marie Claire. As for the casting, boy, have I got news for you."
‑ David Edwards, Daily Mirror [UK]
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