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Ep. #84-Swing Kids



This week, Christian Bale Month continues as we tackle 1993’s WWII-era tale SWING KIDS, directed by Thomas Carter. In 1939 Berlin, Bale and Robert Sean Leonard play best friends who rebel against the Nazi uprising the only way they know how: by swing dancing! And while we would like to report that this film is as bonkers as that synopsis might imply, it actually plays more like a semi-interesting Wikipedia footnote brutally stretched to feature length–although it’s hard to fully hate any movie that repeatedly features the phrase, “Swing Heil!” Yeah, you read that correctly.