Monday, November 2, 2020

The Swing of Things (2020)

Streaming Services: Hulu
Movie Name/Year: The Swing of Things (2020)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 93 minutes
Rating: R
Production/Distribution: Redwire Pictures, Reflecting Pool Productions, Sprockefeller Pictures, The Film House, Wildfire Pictures, Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Director: Matt Shapira
Writer: Christopher Hewitson, Clayton Hewitson, Justin Jones, Patrick McErlean, Scotty Mullen
Actors: Chord Overstreet, Olivia Culpo, Luke Wilson, Aleksander Vayshelboym, Adelaide Kane, Matt McCoy, E.E. Bell, Carolyn Hennesy, Maria Breese, Jon Lovitz, Carl Davis, Leslie Stratton, Winston Bartley, Joshua Uduma, Boni Mata, Hayley Amber Smith, Jordan Morgan
Blurb from IMDb: A groom-to-be accidentally books his destination wedding and honeymoon at a swingers resort in Jamaica.

Selina’s Point of View:
I’m going to get straight to the point and say that I don’t think this was a very funny film.
The Swing of Things was raunchy, which is fine for me. I enjoy a lot of raunchy comedies. The thing is, you still need some kind of comedic timing. The people involved in this movie seem to have forgotten that. They decided that if they just wrote the thing, it didn’t matter HOW it was said, as long as it was.
That’s just not how it works.
Even if we ignore that and just picture it with better comedic timing, there was still a pace issue.

This is definitely a flick that would have benefited from a shorter run time.
The first half hour of the film is concentrated on the lives of the two main characters before they meet, and their lazy meet-cute scene. The first part is a completely different project than the last hour. They don’t even feel like the same movie.
There was nothing of substance until there was and, by then, I just didn’t care. Add to that the randomly talking animals that didn’t fit, the lack of any kind of chemistry between characters, and the addition of a strange new comedy trope involving dolphins raping humans.
It wasn’t for me.

Rotten Tomatoes Critic Score –None
Rotten Tomatoes Audience Score – 13%
Metascore – None
Metacritic User Score – None
IMDB Score – 2.9/10
Trust the Dice: Selina’s Rating1/5
P.S.: There are bloopers during the credits.
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