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Much like movies such as My Best Friends Wedding and Pretty Woman were made the ladies,  Swingers was undoubtedly made for the guys.  It’s for guys going through a breakup, guys looking for a little swagger around the ladies, and guys who just love to wallow in the nightlife.  Sure, girls will think it’s cool, but they won’t see it in the same light and will likely miss alot of the little treasures that make it so electric, or as Vince Vaughn’s Trent would say, make it sooooo money, baby. For Vaughn, though,  Swingers really was money.  Most major hollywood stars have a role that stands out from the rest of their resume- the role they were meant for- and for Vince Vaughn, this was it. Perfectly cast as the smooth talking Trent, Vaughn took the role and ran with it all the way to stardom.

Swingers was written by Jon Favreau(who also starred in the movie as Mike) in the span of two weeks, and to help gain interest in the project, he and Vaughn put on a Reader’s Theatre production of the completed script. Director Doug Liman was then brought on board and the film began shooting around various sets in Los Angeles and Las Vegas(even earning a mention in the L.A. Times as one of the best movie sets in the city).  The movie’s premise revolves around Mike’s introduction to the Las Vegas nightlife by a small group of friends after a breakup with his New York girlfriend. Unable to keep up with his fast talking friends, he finds romance with a waitress named Lorraine, who is also coming off a breakup. The film has a die hard following and was included in Bravo channel’s 100 funniest movies, as well as a mention on Spike TV’s movie awards.


Swingers has several moments that could be considered classics, but the scene that truly represents the tone of the film takes place at a party where Trent(Vaughn) hits on a woman smoking a cigar. The way he continues to ask if she’s looking at him yet is pure gold and will surely strike a familiar nerve with anyone who’s been out with “the guys”.


“Look at this, okay? I want you to remember this face, here. Okay? This is the guy behind the guy behind the guy.”

“Trent, the beautiful babies don’t work the midnight to six shift on a Wednesday. This is like the skank shift.”
” Wait I’m gonna do my thing with the thing.”

“Um… a malt Glen Garry for me and my friend here. And if you tell that bartender to go extra easy on the water, this 50 cent piece has your name on it.”

“You’re so money and you don’t even know it.”

“All I do is stare at their mouths and wrinkle my nose, and I turn out to be a sweetheart”

“I don’t want you to be the guy in the PG-13 movie everyone’s *really* hoping makes it happen. I want you to be like the guy in the rated R movie, you know, the guy you’re not sure whether or not you like yet. You’re not sure where he’s coming from. Okay? You’re a bad man. You’re a bad man, Mikey. You’re a bad man, bad man. ”

“This place is dead anyways, Man. Let’s do it.”



Posted in Uncategorized by tattoo on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:45 am.


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