This movie was pretty much made to pair up Vaughn and Favreau again. It’s a Swingers sequel, if you will (both written by Favreau), but has nothing to do with Swingers, and the guys play different characters (at least characters with different names). I actually bought this movie as soon as it came out in 2001 because I was such a huge fan of Swingers. Made is no Swingers. Definitely not. If you really like Swingers, it’s worth checking out. There are definitely some hilarious situations, but for the most part it’s just a silly follow-up to a far superior film.

American Splendor

I’ve watched this movie a few times in the last year or so, and it’s just plain awesome. It is completely unique and a lot of fun to watch. The movie is about Harvey Pekar, a file clerk who decided to start writing comic books about his life. I’d never heard of the guy, and I still really enjoyed this movie. Paul Giamatti plays Pekar, but so does Pekar, in a way. Pekar himself narrates the film, and is also interviewed throughout. The other characters in Harvey’s life are played by actors, and then also shown and interviewed themselves. It’s very interesting and fun to see. The movie is very aware of itself as Harvey continually alludes to the guy playing him on screen and whatnot. It’s just really cool and you should probably check it out.