Well, he was miserable for such a long time, both in his love life, as well as work. Throughout the movie he keeps trying to get back in the game, but he's never honest about his situation, and it always ends up backfiring on him. Until he meets Heather Graham's character, where he just decides to be himself, and finds that she's not putt off by him. Then he's able to relax, and everything just comes along naturally. It is maybe a bit too neat of an ending, but there's also the scene where Ron Livingston's character has a talk with him, and maybe that put his life into perspective?
I also can't remember the name of Ron Livingston's character, and I just saw the movie
I'd say it took a lot of work, from both "Ron" and Trent to get Mike back from his depression, so while it is indeed too neat of an ending, it at least has some ground to stand on, I mean, Mike had gone at his lowest when he called Nicki.
Also, would you agree that Vince Vaughn has never been able to match his role as Trent in his career? Every performance of his lately just seems like a watered down version of the character. He has never been as funny and charismatic as he was in this movie.
Absolutely, as a matter of fact, I was reluctant to watching this movie precisely because of Vince Vaughn, but his character was great here, the "Fangs and Claws scene" was fantastic, and it was apparently written at his behest, which kinda makes me even more confused about why he sucks so much now.
It was also quite endearing how Vaughn really showed how good of a friend Trent was to Mike, he couldn't have deep, profound talks about Mike's feelings, but he could at least take him to the best places and not act like a dick whenever Mike made a mistake.
And as for swing, I think it is a sub-genre of jazz, but it is quite different, and besides, it goes better with the title "Swingers".
Well, it does sound better, but I thought this was a "Married Swingers" film at first