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Funkytown (2011)

R | | Drama | 4 March 2011 (Canada)
1976. Montreal. Eight people who wanted to see and be seen at the trendiest disco will be juggling fame and anonymity until they will be forced to make sober choices in an era when excess was the norm, and when disco was king.

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Bastien Lavallée
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Adriana
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Gilles Lefebvre
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Mimi
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Daniel Lefebvre
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Sabrina
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Set in Montreal during the disco phenomenon some 35 years ago, Funkytown follows the life of a group of colorful characters. We follow their lives and tribulations as everyone converges on a regular basis at Montreal's hot disco spot: Starlight. Along the way, several events take place that change these characters' lives. As these characters' lives unfold, the Parti Québécois takes power changing the cultural landscape in Quebec while the disco craze slowly fades. While we keep up with these various characters - it is Bastien who is a central part of this story. His drug addiction, dreams to become an actor and womanizing - make him the "bigger than life" typical 70s character around which the whole story revolves. Written by S G.

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$7,200,000 (estimated)

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CAD 384,413 (Canada), 31 January 2011
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Trivia

The first Québécois feature film with dialogue in both English and French since Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006). See more »

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The nighttime panoramic view of 1978 New York should include the World Trade Center's twin towers. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood / Esmeralda Suite
Written by Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus and Bennie Benjamin / Raymond Donnez, Jean-Manuel de Scarano and Nicolas Skorsky (as Donnez, Skorsky & De Scarano)
Performed by Santa Esmeralda
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation o/b/o Premiere Music Group / Universal Music S.A. Division Mercury (France)
Under license from Universal Music Enteprises
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Better than other reviews suggest
15 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

Indeed, Funkytown is centered around a fictitious Montreal discotheque, Starlight, and the record industry in separatist Quebec during the late 1970's. Yes, many hits from the 1970's disco era are featured, albeit, as covers which helped keep production costs down. One song featured is by Boney M - Daddy Cool - a song I had never heard of until this movie. It turns out, it was a number one hit in many European countries but not in the U.S.

Most of the main characters are unsympathetic to the other characters which is supposed to reflect the me-ism of the 1970s.

The production for this film was rather good and, overall, I enjoyed this movie, and I truly believe this film is better than Boogie Nights.


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