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Friday Film: Even Mandy Moore Can't Bring Life to British Sex Comedy

“Swinging With the Finkels,” a 2010 British comedy, opens August 26 in South Florida and Palm Springs. My guess is that the distributors had visions of West Palm Beach and Del Ray clubhouses emptying as busloads of Jewish senior citizens rushed to see the film.

After all, outside of the local playground, how often do we see a landsman swing?

But first, three words of advice: Not. So. Fast.

American Ellie (Mandy Moore) and Alvin (Martin Freeman) met at a British University. They’ve been married long enough that the spark is gone, something that bothers Ellie more than her spouse.

“We used to be all over each other,” she points out.

His response: “You’re busy. I’m busy. We’re tired, I guess.”

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Friday Film: Even Mandy Moore Can't Bring Life to British Sex Comedy

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