“He’s a Han Solo type” A date with disaster SWINGING WITH THE FINKELS (15)
Martin Freeman, Mandy Moore, Jonathan Silverman, Melissa George, Angus Deayton.
JONATHAN Newman’s romantic comedy of relationship woes is like a blind date from hell. A potentially amorous rendezvous, which begins with nervous anticipation, quickly degenerates into inane conversation, stifled yawns and despairing glances at the watch. The 84-minute running time seems considerably longer as writer-director Newman’s plodding script lurches from one toe-curling set-up to the next, all orbiting the centrepiece sequence of ill-advised partner-swapping promised by the title. Swinging With The Finkels is populated by thinly sketched characters who are destined to fall in and out of love simply because the script tells them to. There is no screen chemistry between the actors. FAMILY WATCH: Swearing, Sex, Violence.
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