Beyond “The Overnight”: 8 a whole lot more excellent flicks about swingers

Partner-swapping and four-gies pop up in dramas, farces, black colored comedy and much more

By Gary M. Kramer

Published Summer 19, 2015 10:59PM (EDT)


The new film “The Overnight” shows so just how tight two partners may get if they satisfy and devote a night jointly. The shenanigans that unfold are included in a history that is long of about swingers. Yet and the styles vary from farce and black drama to documentaries and dangerous dramas, sex between consenting adults that happen to be hitched and/or internet dating others commonly brings about visitors to re-evaluate who they are and what they really want within their connections.

This is the rundown of eight films that are worthwhile foursomes. (And, no, that Jon Favreau-Vince Vaughn film, “Swingers,” isn’t bundled).

“Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice.” This 1969 classic could be the quintessential couples-swapping movie, a biting friendly drama that, although somewhat dated, somehow continues to be amazing. Bob (Robert Culp) is actually a documentarian just who takes their spouse Carol (Natalie Wood) to “The Institute” as an element of their exploration with regard to movie. Participating in an experience group, they get deeply, significantly in touch with their own sensations. A short while later, they share their brand new finds, mostly that “truth is beautiful,” with the good friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice (Dyan Cannon). The film, co-written and advised by Paul Mazursky (his debut), is really “touchy-feely” in that the characters all think one thing, and are also quite sensitive. When Bob professes an one-night stand to Carol, she responds without fury or envy, which makes him angry. Once Carol informs Ted and Alice of the husband’s cheating, Alice comes to be aggravated, phoning all of them “sick.” Alice eventually makes her husband ridiculous, looking him to remain near to her, not planning to generally be moved.Read More