What are the odds that a man who looks like this would star in not one, but two movies where he’s required to have sex with beautiful people on camera:
No offense Martin Freeman, but I’d say almost zero. He’s ideally suited to play Arthur Dent in Hitchhiker’s Guide and it’s hard to imagine anyone looking more like Bilbo Baggins if they tried, but Martin Freeman does not look like a sex movie guy. Yet here we are, about to watch the trailer for his second, sexually charged, big screen character. I couldn’t be happier.
His first was in Love Actually where he played a porn actor and now he’s in Swinging with the Finkels a movie about, as the title suggests, swinging. Mandy Moore co-stars as his wife who agrees along with him to explore sex with other partners while maintaining their bond of marriage. Some of you are so shocked by the mere thought of this notion you’ve already clicked away from this page to post more angry comments on your “Big Love Is The Most Immoral Show In The History Of Television” messageboard (I assume this exists somewhere), for the rest of you here’s the trailer.
And as long as you're here, check out the movie's first poster:
In the same way that you know movies about nerds will invariably make fun of them, it’s probably safe to assume that the whole point of Swinging with the Finkels will be to show what a horrible idea swinging is. Odds are they won’t actually do it, so few movies ever really have the balls to go there and besides, Mandy Moore’s in it. That’s not her thing, is it? I’d love to believe this is actually a comedy about swinging, but if you’re really looking for a movie about couples engaged in group sex A Good Old Fashioned Orgy is probably better bet. I’d like to be wrong, there’s potential in this idea, it’s just a question of whether or not they actually have the balls to go there.
Swinging with the Finkels gets a limited release in California and Florida (swinger central, apparently) on August 26th. Help resurrect the career of Jonathan Silverman by seeking it out.