Did you like “Swingers?” Do you want to see a different story with the same kind of humor once again written and directed by Jon Favreau and again starring Favreau and Vince Vaughn? If so, go see “Made.” This is not a damnation, but rather a ringing endorsement.
Yes, Vaughn plays another dim-witted, loudmouth jerk. Yes, Favreau once again plays the lovable lunk. “Made” is darker, and just plain funnier than “Swingers,” although it won’t change mainstream culture and inspire any of the same “lounge music” craze that “Swingers” did.
The story is another fish-out-of-water tale, this time they’re pretending to be mobsters rather than swingers. Sean “Puffy” Combs does a barely passable job, and three “Sopranos” cast members was a bit excessive (as much as I love that show), but “Made” is convincing enough and very very funny.