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The Party (1980)
"La boum" (original title)

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This is the story about the first love experiences of a teenage-girl.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Claude Brasseur ...
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Denise Grey ...
Jean-Michel Dupuis ...
Étienne
Dominique Lavanant ...
Vanessa
Bernard Giraudeau ...
Éric Lehman
Jacques Ardouin ...
Père de Raoul
Evelyne Bellego ...
Éliane
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Guibert
Bernard Born ...
Skating Rink Bouncer
Jean-Claude Bouillaud ...
Père Boum 2
Micheline Bourday ...
Journaliste 'VSD'
Florence Brunold ...
Femme enceinte
Jean-Pierre Castaldi ...
Brassac
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Storyline

13 years old Vic is new in her high school; soon she makes friends with Penelope. Together they check out the guys in quest for a great love. But Vic's parents are their handicap, since they won't allow her to attend the "boum", a big party. But with some help of grandma Poupette it works out anyways and Vic falls in love with Matthieu. At the same time her parent's marriage is on the edge when her father's ex-girlfriend demands a last night together. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Vic is young, beautiful, in love and totally mixed up. But when your 14.... that's the best way to be! [Video Australia] See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

17 December 1980 (France)  »

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ESP 12,924,682 (Spain)
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Film debut of Sophie Marceau. See more »

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Performed by Richard Sanderson
Music by Vladimir Cosma
Lyrics by Jeff Jordan
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No Molly Ringwald but definitely entertaining
26 March 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

I suspect that most Americans have become acquainted with this movie through their High School French classes. I know I did. It became a bit of an in-joke among a number of my class-mates that would cause us to laugh a bit when recalling the theme song. It is essentially a teen comedy about a young girl's daily life and her first relationship. The movie also has a subplot about the main character's parents marriage falling apart but there is never addressed with serious depth. It seems to be tossed in there at the last minute to fill the time. An interesting minor character is the girl's Grandmother who encourages her romantic relations and is kind of a kindred spirit to her while her parents are having difficulties. It isn't a great movie by any means but it is fun and I think for many teenagers it is something to relate to. A girl is finding independence by attending to slightly more adult parties, having a boyfriend and all of the emotions that go with it and dealing with parents. I think most recall the film with a touch of nostalgic fondness if it is first seen when one is a teenager. Definitely fluff, but amusing French fluff.


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