Writer-director Jonathan Newman is set to release his newest film, Swinging With The Finkels, into select North American theaters on August 26th. The movie, which will be distributed by Freestyle Releasing, tells the story of what happens to a married couple after the honeymoon ends and the spouses become bored with each other.
Swinging With The Finkels follows Ellie, played by Mandy Moore, and her bushand Alvin, portrayed by Martin Freeman, several years into their marriage. Their initial lust for each other has faded, and now they’re faced with day to day normality. Ellie and Alvin’s best friends, Janet, played by Melissa George, and Peter, played by Jonathan Silverman, recommend they spice up their relationship, despite their own marital problems.
After exploring various other options, Ellie recommends to Alvin they have a consensual affair. The two embark on finding who they feel will be the best couple to swing with. They eventually settle on who they feel will be the perfect couple, played by Angus Deayton and Daisy Beaumont.
The romantic comedy is being described as having a unique edge that anyone who’s ever been in a relationship will relate to.
It’s opened overseas to mediocre reviews and the trailer makes it out to be a harmless romantic comedy. All things considered, I’m looking forward to checking this one out at the end of the month.