Written by Jon Favreau, the script initially attracted a lot of interest with studios, but funding for the project was cut immediately once director Doug Liman cast the writer and a group of his friends in the lead roles. Because of this, money for the film had to be raised independently and consequentially production went ahead on a shoestring budget. The cast and crew famously shot scenes in Las Vegas without a permit and had to hide the camera from the police while filming.
“Swingers” strikes the right balance between funny and tender. It is the perfect showcase for Favreau (who went on to star in “Friends” and direct “Iron Man” and “Elf”) and Vaughn (“Dodgeball”, “Wedding Crashers” and “Old School”). After “The Big Lebowski” and “Anchorman”, it is probably one of the most highly quotable films ever. However, the movie is not only highly quotable, but also strangely inspirational and uplifting.
By Movie Parliament Minister for History,