Swinging with the Finkels

June 17th, 2011


Swinging with the Finkels

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A suburban couple decide to shake up their marriage by "swinging" with another couple.

Release Year: 2011

Rating: 4.1/10 (609 voted)

Director: Jonathan Newman

Stars: Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Melissa George

A suburban couple decide to shake up their marriage by "swinging" with another couple.

Mandy Moore - Ellie Finkel
Martin Freeman - Alvin Finkel
Melissa George - Janet
Jerry Stiller -
Jonathan Silverman - Peter
Elizabeth Tan - Pedicurist
Graham Bohea - Dustbin Man
Carolyn Tomkinson - Toe Jam Woman
Edward Akrout - Andrew
Delia Antal - Fashionista
Daisy Beaumont - Clementine
Tim Beckmann - Jim
Michael Burgess - Pee Man
Paul Chowdhry - Henry
Alec Christie - Italian Waiter

Taglines: It's certainly not boring anymore


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 17 June 2011

Filming Locations: Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Gross: £45,773 (UK) (3 July 2011)

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Did You Know?

This is an expanded version of Jonathan Newman's short film Sex with the Finkels.

Continuity: When Martin and Peter are at the driving range near the beginning of the film, a beer can be seen on the ground near his ball basket while Peter repeatedly misses the ball. After he throws down his driver in disgust, Martin finally takes a drive; in this shot Peter's beer has disappeared.

User Review

Very poor

Rating: 3/10

Oh dear. Yet another failed attempt to do a 'Four Weddings'. Take a selection of 'hilarious' middle-class characters, throw in a bit of sexual experimentation, some London landmarks and a barrage of romantic clichés, and you have the formula for this soggy mass of mediocrity. The script is banal, the characters unappealing, and the hodge-podge of nationalities baffling (would you believe English, American, Canadian, Australian, Indian and Eurasian characters all together in anything except the Olympics?). Martin Freeman plays a remarkably unsympathetic character, and has little to do except pull his usual variety of faces. The problem with the British film industry is that it's only possible to get funding for this sort of gloop, or for gangster films.


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