Florida and California are apparently where the swingers are, if the release of "Swinging with the Finkels" is any indication. Freestyle Releasing has chosen three Florida theaters and two in California for the premiere of this new Mandy Moore and Martin Freeman comedy (trailer).
It opens Friday, August 26 at:
Palace 18, 11865 Southwest 26th St., Miami, FL
Sunrise Cinema 11, 4321 Northwest 88th Ave., Sunrise, FL
Delray Beach 18, 1660 S. Federal Highway, Delray Beach, FL
Cinema Palme d'Or, 72840 Highway 111, Palm Desert, CA
Mary Pickford 14, 36-850 Pickfair St., Cathedral City, CA
"Swinging with the Finkels" is the story of what happens after the honeymoon ends and couples get bored with married life. Having met at the university, American-born Ellie (Mandy Moore) and her husband Alvin (Martin Freeman) are several years into their marriage. The heady sparks of lust and fun have sadly faded and they're left with the day to day normality of their everyday life.
Advised by best friends Peter (Jonathan Silverman) and Janet (Melissa George), who are having their own marital problems, Ellie and Alvin are desperate to 'spice things up.' Having explored various options, including an unfortunate incident with a cucumber as witnessed by Ellie's Grandfather (played by comedy legend Jerry Stiller), Ellie hits upon the brilliant idea to mix things up with another couple--to have a 'consensual affair' within the confines of the marriage.
The couple embarks on finding the ideal couple and begins to interview a plethora of perverse and quirky swingers. They finally settle on what seems to be the perfect couple--played by the well known U.K. media personality Angus Deayton and the hilarious Daisy Beaumont. A night of insanity and hilarity follow.
Filled with brilliantly observed truths about men and woman, and some side-achingly funny set pieces, "Swinging With The Finkels" is a romantic comedy with a unique edge that anyone that has ever been in a relationship will relate to.
Distributed by Freestyle Releasing, "Swinging with the Finkels" has been rated R by the MPAA.