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Actors: Deborah Rush, Nick Wechsler, Steve Sandvoss, Brandon Routh, Mousa Kraish
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Peace Arch Home Entertain Release Date: 03/24/2009 Run time: 97 minutes Rating: G
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The Charisma Of A New Concept.
Edward S. Brown | Atlanta, GA | 07/22/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Fling" is one of those "sleeper" hits. The kind of movie that doesn't have blockbuster appeal, but creates its own cult following on the DVD scene. Why? Because it challenges conventional thinking in ways that frighten mainstream mores. To engage in romantic relationships, where each party isn't attempting to the own the other, is counterintuitive to our Judeo-Christian socialization. "Fling" makes an overt commentary that might be missed by the typical viewer--conform or be alone. Granted, it's difficult to be emotionally detached and compartmentalized when feelings emerge in relationships. But, does the emotional conflict derive because we legitimately feel expectations from love or have we been socialized to respond a certain way, because of the societal scripts we read from? If we respond emotionally from the framework of our socialization, I suspect it'll be the later--we feel emotional connection from our psychological scripts.
"Fling" attempts to dissect and explore the emotional possibilities of "Free Love." In keeping with conventional wisdom, Hollywood let's the explorer lose in the end. Not because the idea is preposterous, but because "Free Love" would disrupt life as we know it.
I highly recommend "Fling" to the intellectually enlightened.
Fling excitement at this film
AIROLF | USA | 05/09/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A movie that explores modern relationships between those now in their twenties. The idea of an open relationship might seem weird or unnatural to some and the movie explores this notion and tries to show the reasoning behind being in an open relationship."
Good movie loved the soundtrack
Faye A. Quitoriano | CLOVIS, CALIFORNIA United States | 07/19/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I wasn't sure that I would like this movie when I rented it, but I was pleasantly surprised. It made me think about things that normally I wouldn't have (I love it when a movie does that). Does anyone know where to find the soundtrack? I am rarely impressed with movie soundtracks but this one was excellent!"
Made Me Uncomfortable
Matthew Siebert | Fenton | 08/28/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This is one of those movies one is either going to love or either going hate - no in between. As for me, I hated the movie. The only other movie that I would consider on a parallel plane as far as drama goes is Requiem for a Dream. I believe it necessary to review, at least in part, Requiem for a Dream in order to contrast it to Fling.
Before I begin the review I believe it necessary to state that the two situational contexts which I'm most emphatic about are as follows; situations which involve substance abuse or situations which involve human sexuality.
Requiem for a Dream seemed to be a classic example of bad situations gone worse; the acting was great and couldn't have better shown the dark reality of those addicted to or involved with drugs. While some saw Requiem as unnecessarily pessimistic, I saw it as a harsh reality.
Now for Fling, lets start off with the good. The atmosphere was superb, the acting was flawless, and had the drama was very intense. Now, before you dismiss my review as an unsubstantiated contradiction, let me explain what the bad (in my eyes) was.
Obviously, the movie was about open relations, hence the title. The issue that I have is that the plot (in my opinion) exemplifies the most pessimistic decisions the characters in the movie could possibly make. Every character in the movie is not only immature and selfish but also lacks any ability to contemplate the actions of their consequence or the capacity to take five seconds out out of their day to contemplate their future.
Essentially, I find it grossly offensive that most of the public is going to view this as an archetype for open relationships as oppose to its out of context atypical application in the real world. And yes, I know the point of the movie was to show the bad, dramatic side to open relations; I just feel they took it to an extreme, one which made me feel particularly uncomfortable."