MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 385 this week

Boogie Woogie (2009)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 April 2010 (USA)
5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 2,559 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 31 critic

A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (novel)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 30 titles
created 11 Jan 2012
 
a list of 41 titles
created 31 Mar 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 26 Jan 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 14 Mar 2013
 
a list of 33 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Boogie Woogie" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Boogie Woogie (2009)

Boogie Woogie (2009) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Boogie Woogie.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director: Brian Crano
Stars: Jason Ritter, Jake Sandvig, Chandler Canterbury
Funny People (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When seasoned comedian George Simmons learns of his terminal, inoperable health condition, his desire to form a genuine friendship cause him to take a relatively green performer under his wing as his opening act.

Director: Judd Apatow
Stars: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In order to raise the tuition to send her young son to private school, a mom starts an unusual business -- a biohazard removal/crime scene clean-up service -- with her unreliable sister.

Director: Christine Jeffs
Stars: Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Alan Arkin
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their father into their family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

Director: Jason Reitman
Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Cameron Bright, Maria Bello
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two weeks in the life of a fading Hollywood producer who's having a rough time trying to get his new picture made.

Director: Barry Levinson
Stars: Robert De Niro, John Turturro, Stanley Tucci
Argo (2012)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980.

Director: Ben Affleck
Stars: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A land baron tries to reconnect with his two daughters after his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident.

Director: Alexander Payne
Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Four years after graduation, an awkward high school genius uses his sister's boyfriend's Labor Day party as the perfect opportunity to make his move on his high school crush.

Director: Michael Dowse
Stars: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A clinically depressed teenager gets a new start after he checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Stars: Keir Gilchrist, Zach Galifianakis, Emma Roberts
The Joneses (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A seemingly perfect family moves into a suburban neighborhood, but when it comes to the truth as to why they're living there, they don't exactly come clean with their neighbors.

Director: Derrick Borte
Stars: Demi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard
Choke (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A sex-addicted con-man pays for his mother's hospital bills by playing on the sympathies of those who rescue him from choking to death.

Director: Clark Gregg
Stars: Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jean Maclestone
...
Dewey Dalamanatousis
...
Beth Freemantle
...
Art Spindle
...
Jo Richards
...
Mr. Alfred Rhinegold
...
Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
...
Robert Freign
...
Joany
...
Emille
...
...
Bob Maclestone
...
Elaine
...
Photographer
...
Charlotte Bailey
Edit

Storyline

In London's contemporary art world, everyone has a hustle. Art Spindle runs a high-end gallery: he hopes to flip a Mondrian for millions. One of his assistants, Beth, is sleeping with Art's most acquisitive client, Bob Macclestone. Beth wants Bob to set her up in her own gallery, so she helps him go behind Art's back for the Mondrian. Bob's wife, Jean, sets her eye on a young conceptual artist, Jo, who lusts after Art's newest assistant, Paige. Meanwhile, self-absorbed lesbian videographer Elaine is chewing her way through friends and lovers looking to make it: if she'll throw Dewey, her agent, under the bus, Beth may give her a show. And the Mondrian? No honor among thieves. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

art | gallery | agent | friend | videographer | See more »

Taglines:

Seduction. Betrayal. Death. There's an Art to Everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, graphic nudity, language throughout and some drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 April 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Boogie Woogie - Sex, Lügen, Geld und Kunst  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,776 (USA) (23 April 2010)

Gross:

$1,776 (USA) (23 April 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Spolier: Sir Christopher Lee only has 15 lines to say. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Entertaining and a great cast but too much going on
24 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'll admit that it didn't take much persuasion for me to go and see Boogie Woogie, but even though I admit part of me went to see boobs, I also went for the all-star cast and interesting and unique concept. It's a film with a Hollywood cast set in present day London with a focus on the art scene of the city; exploring people like artists and collectors. It's a refreshingly unique and modern set-up for a film and it works.

The story itself focuses on a painting called the Boogie Woogie by an artist named Mondrian. It's currently in the ownership of Alfred Rhinegold (Christopher Lee) and his wife Alfreda (Joanna Lumley). Their fortune is declining and so Alfreda decides to put the painting up for sale. Among those interested are aggressive gallery owner and ambi-sexual Art Spindle (Danny Huston) and the deep-pocketed collector Bob Maclestone (Stellan Skarsgard). Bob is married to Jean (Gillian Anderson) who he frequently cheats on with his secretaries and assistants. Beth Freemantle (Heather Graham) works for Spindle but manages to get away thanks to her intimate relationship with Bob.

Then there's gallery girl Paige (Amanda Seyfried), whose financier dad bagged a fortune and helped launch his daughter before being caught and imprisoned for unspecified fraud. Also inhabiting the decadent art world of the film is emerging young painter Jo (Jack Huston), who snorts coke and beds the horny older wives of extravagant collectors. The final character of note is Elaine (Jamie Winstone). Elaine is a lesbian art student with a fondness for cocaine and Heather Graham's boobs.

As you can tell, it's a massive cast of extremely colourful characters full of drugs and sex. All the actors do a terrific job thanks to their sharp acting and also the witty dialogue provided by the interesting script.

The problem with having such a huge cast is that it's a bit hard to keep track of things. The main plot strand seems to be Lumley's character trying to sell the painting, but then all the other characters seem to have their own stories as well which need to be fitted in. As great as the characters are, there simply isn't enough time to develop them enough to make some of them worthwhile. Some of the sex also seems a bit forced, the lesbian subplot with heather Graham and Jamie Winstone is hot and all but is it really needed (my heart says yes, my brain says no)? The director Duncan Ward is clearly at home though as some research led me to discover that he has history in the art world. He manages to make it very compelling and keeps the slightly bewildering but also interesting plot enjoyable. He is most definitely in his element and it shows; the film looks great.

Boogie Woogie is a very entertaining film. The concept is unique, the cast is excellent, the script and dialogue are very amusing and it looks great. The director also puts in a fine shift. Unfortunately, there's just too much going on; it's a brave and daring effort to release a film so different and props to the cast for signing up to it. If you can keep your head around all the plot strands then the great performances and script will keep you entertained.

3/5


26 of 31 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Gillian Anderson gorgeous??? emibel19
This movie was bad. Awful. star_power
Has anyone seen this yet? beckhamsgirl86
Trailer andymochan
Firefly Films- YO!!!!!!!!! crockettuk
Stellan Skarsgård and Amanda Seyfriend are lovers in this... movie_star14
Discuss Boogie Woogie (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?