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Sensitive young singer-songwriter Anthony (Innis Casey) is caught between the drudgery of his father’s grocery store and dreams of a musical career. Repeatedly assuring us that its titular subject is really “a metaphor for life,” Swing attempts unsuccessfully to liven up a tired scenario with a touch of Twilight Zone fantasy. Anthony soon begins frequenting a 1940s-style nightclub with a one-dollar cover collected by a benevolent version of The Shining‘s Lloyd the bartender (“You told someone about the club?”), and takes nearly an hour of screen time to realize that there’s something funny about the place. True, Anthony’s lack of imagination may not suit his artistic ambitions (he’s constantly spouting lines like “Music—it makes me smile!”), but as he so eloquently puts it, “I need to be who I am.”

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