Swinging Safari

Swinging Safari (2018)

1975: A 200-ton blue whale gets washed up on a local beach and the kids think it’s the biggest thing that’s ever happened in Australia. Behind closed doors, the Mums and Dads of a quiet suburban street are going to celebrate in their own special way, by joining the sexual revolution and throwing a wife-swapping key party. And like the rotting whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong.

Original Title:Flammable Children
Release Date:January 18, 2018
Genres:Comedy, Drama
Production Company:Wildheart Films, Piccadilly Pictures, See Pictures
Production Countries:Australia
Director:Stephan Elliott
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Plot Keywords:beach, 1970s, whale, sexual revolution, australia
  • Best Cinema Roller Coaster in a long, long time...
    January 19, 2018

    Absolutely BANGIN! (kinda 70's to BRING IT ON!)

    There's truly no other way to describe this amazing film, but to paraphrase it as one of the best cinema-safari roller coaster adventures ever, wouldn't be enough to justify it as a great cinematic ride that disregards age; political correctness - urine counteracts! - and/or nostalgia, because it's so much more than that.

    Masterfully balanced with coherently and cohesive snapshots of a plethora of well-developed and superbly acted characters intermingling and intertwining on what seems to be a multi faceted camera being everywhere in that cul-de-sac at the same time, it's just sheer brilliance. A shout out to the editors on that front, they deserve it big time.

    In its full swing - and boy does it swing - it delivers on every frame, in every word, set, memorabilia and costume, but personally to me it delivered the most when I noted that I was being challenged by Swinging Safari and realised I was not watching the same old, same old set up... or at least not the same old way of telling a story... I should've known better by reading the writer-director credits. It talked to me on the many creative possibilities that still can be found on this medium by breaking the stale conservative mould story-telling. A brave and risqué move from the writer-director Stephan Elliott. A loud shout out to you too.

    Very well played Sir, congratulations on a great achievement. Vibrant, energetic, genuinely heartfelt, delightful and NEVER DULL. Thank you so much for the fabulous ride, and restoring/challenging my funny bone.