Wives and Husbands, Shift!All in all, this was a solid film; it had good cinematography and a variety of character styles. Although the sex was fairly usual, it was passionate and hot.
A variety of couples, the cinematography was good.
Fairly vanilla sex, the stereotypes may offend some viewers.
This movie is the official parody of the popular television show Wife Swap. For those who've never heard of the show, the premise is that two families swap wives and lives in an effort to learn to appreciate their own lives and gain some wisdom from their experience, almost like Wife Swap meets Big Brother meets 7 Lives Exposed. The movie runs just over two hours, and is produced by Zero Tolerance films, and was directed by Mike Quasar.
It's a fairly accurate parody of both coupled life and Wife Swap, with a bit of campy humour thrown in. The cinematography is top-notch, all of the scenes are shot well and none of the shots or scenes were too grainy or underlit.
The wives that were swapped were played by Sara Sloane, Kagney Linn Karter, Rebeca Linares, Nyomi Banxxx, Bobbi Starr and Julia Ann.
The husbands (and stepson!) are played by Marco Bandaras, Dane Cross, Mark Wood, Prince Yahshua, James Deen Anthony Rosano, and Rob Spallone.
The first two swaps are interracial, with a straight-laced white intellectual, Diane being paired with a strong, tough gangster-esque man, James, and a thug-wannabe, Fro-Yo, paired with a take-no-prisoners African-American woman, Latasha.
The next two swaps feature two New York pairs, one from the prestigious Hamptons and the other from New York City. Barbara, from the Hamptons, is quiet and repressed, and she is paired with Joey Spallone, the NYC couple's son. Her husband Richard is paired with Mary Spallone, a loud, angry NYC wife resentful about her husband's small penis.
The final set of couples features sheltered Nebraskans Steve and Edie, who are paired up with a firey latin couple, Enrique and Gloria. The two pairs make a explosive matches, with Gloria being the dominator in that pairing.
The emphasis of the film was to show people from vastly different lifestyles coming together, so all of the couples are stereotyped examples of the groups they are meant to portray; the Latin couple is fiery and explosive, and the NYC couple speaks with a thick accent, for example. However, having seen the original Wife-Swap, I must admit that is almost the same premise as the original show, so I cannot be quite so offended by this.
In typical Wife Swap style, the couples do not immediately get along, but slowly and surely they all find common ground together, and there is no 'conclusion' or outside plot. My favorite couple was the first, although they were very stereotyped the sex seemed the most dynamic and realistic of any of the couples; the two pairs seemed like they enjoyed the sex far more than any of the others.
The film features oral sex on both men and women, and vaginal sex. If you're looking for a variety of sexual actions, this will not be the most satisfying film, as the sex is fairly simple, and there is no anal sex or group sex.
The DVD played well on both a computer and a regular DVD player, with menus that were easy to navigate.
Also included on the DVD were a gallery of still shots, featuring the performers. There was also the option to view the pop shots/money shots, as well as scene by scene selections. I appreciated that the DVD menu allowed me to navigate the scenes easily.
I removed one star for the stereotypes, because I did find them to be a bit patronizing, and half a star for the sheer fact that it's a little boring to see the same three basic positions; I rounded up since half-stars are not available.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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