Swing It Higher (Movie Thoughts: Swung)

MV5BNjYzMTIyNzAwOF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjAxNDMzNzE@._V1_UX182_CR0,0,182,268_AL_‘Swung’ is a movie about how ‘swinging’ can affect a couple’s life, and is based on Ewan Morrison’s famous book. I guess this was a famous book in England, and frankly I have never heard of it, or perhaps it was really not on my radar. This stars Elena Anaya and Owen McDonnell as Alice and David, a couple who is going trough a little bit of a turmoil. David is unemployed, struggling to get unemployment benefits. He is also finalizing his divorce, and trying to get joint custody of his daughter. Alice is a writer for a magazine that just like any other print publication, is struggling. Then they discover swinging, which can prove to be a solution to their problems: David has been suffering for erectile dysfunction, and this could spice up their problem in bed. And, Alice can write about it for her magazine. So, a two-prong solution to their problems!  Even though it’s a titillating subject, I never found it interesting because Director Colin Kennedy created such bland on-screen characters. I don’t know if it really is the actors’ fault, but the characters are so charisma-free that I never for a second cared about them, or their problems. The best thing for me is the location: Glasgow, which was photographed beautifully amidst the boring characters and boring set up. Even the nudity was yawn inducing and I was so bored that at one point I checked m Snapchat for updates.

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