Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Swiped (2018)

Movie Name/Year: Swiped (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: TV-14
Production/Distribution: Liberty Productions dba Night Dove Pictures, Netflix,
Director: Ann Deborah Fishman
Writer: Ann Deborah Fishman
Actors: Kristen Johnston, Noah Centineo, George Hamilton, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Kendall Ryan Sanders, Shein Mompremier, Nathan Gamble, Maddy Curley, Alana Stewart, Kalani Hilliker, Christian Hutcherson, Shelby Wulfert

Blurb from IMDb: James, a college freshman and computer genius, is enlisted by his womanizing roommate, Lance, to code the ultimate hook-up app. But when James discovers that his divorced mother is using the app, unexpected consequences ensue.


Cat’s Point of View:
Good grief.

Sorry, Netflix. You can’t hit a home-run with all of your ‘originals,’ I guess.
Is it bad that the actual thought crossed my mind that I’d seen late-night skin-max softcore nonsense with better production quality than this movie? If the hook-up scenes that were implied actually manifested into the film, it would fit right in with that genre. Alas, comedy was a misnomer for Swiped’s genre.

To be fair, I get it that this was supposed to be a social satire with a meaningful message. Some moments were ok and the concept, in general, wasn’t entirely without merit. Those points, alone, were the driving force behind my rating. Otherwise, it would have been much lower.

This is really frustrating for me. I don’t like tearing things down, and I try very hard to look for positive aspects of a movie. Swiped just didn’t give me much to work with.

Sadly, if you watch the trailer, there isn’t much point spending over 90 minutes watching the whole film. You get all of the high points, but with less eye-rolling moments in between. 

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score – 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 60%
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 3.3/10
CinemaScore – None

Trust the Dice Parental Advisory Rating: PG-13

Trust the Dice: Cat’s Rating – 1.5/5

Movie Trailer:

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