Swingers ★★★ 1996 (R)
Hip, hilarious, and highly entertaining low-budget comedy features five young showbiz wan-na-bes on the prowl for career breaks and beautiful “babies” in the Hollywood retro club scene. Mike (screenwriter Favreau) is a struggling actor/comedian from New York who's having trouble getting over his ex. His slick, handsome friend Trent (Vaughn, in a star-making turn) and the rest of his neo-Rat Pack buddies try to get him back in the game with nightly parties and lounge-hopping. Witty script and clever camera work make this one “money, baby, money!” 96m/C VHS, DVD, UMD . Jon Favreau, Vince Vaughn, Ron Livingston, Patrick Van Horn, Alex Desert, Brooke Langton, Heather Graham, Deena Martin, Katherine Kendall, Blake Lindsley; D: Doug Liman; W: Jon Favreau; C: Doug Liman; M: Justin Reinhardt. MTV Movie Awards ‘97: New Filmmaker (Liman).