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YMMV / Swiped

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  • Anvilicious: The film really stresses the importance of the "relationship" part of a hook-up, to the point where all of the conflicts are solved by James making an app that does the reverse of the other one, focusing entirely on dates with no expectation of physical hook-ups, and then convincing people to give up dating apps altogether in favor of traditional dating.
  • Fridge Logic: James' previous attempts at making world-changing phone apps includes one meant to "guide homeless people to shelters". But how many homeless people can afford phones with internet access?
  • Overshadowed by Controversy: Writer/Director/Producer Ann Fishman's downright hostile reaction to any criticism of the movie and attempts at silencing its critics on YouTube through liberal use of copyright claims has probably garnered more attention that the movie itself.
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  • Unfortunate Implications: As pointed out in a review by Youtuber "Elvis the Alien", a profile-less hook-up app could easily lead to catfishing, the focus on sex over dating could be considered self-prostitution, and a lack of age restrictions could lead to legally underaged users.
  • Values Dissonance: James has his Heel Realization when his mother gets involved. He didn't have a change of heart when he originally learned how bad it was making other women feel, including his old crush, but now It's Personal (more than before, at least) and the audience is expected to cheer him on as he derails his mother's chances for an intimate encounter with someone other than the man she divorced.


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