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Boogie Woogie (2009)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 21 April 2010 (USA)
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A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

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Jean Maclestone
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Dewey Dalamanatousis
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Beth Freemantle
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Art Spindle
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Jo Richards
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Mr. Alfred Rhinegold
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Mrs. Alfreda Rhinegold
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Elaine
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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>

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

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

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$6,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,776 (USA) (23 April 2010)
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Heather Graham and Christopher Lee had previously lent their voice talents in the video game EverQuest II as the leaders of the two opposing cities: Queen Antonia Bayle and Overlord Lucan D'Lere, respectively. See more »

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high art world
27 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Dealer Art Spindle (Danny Huston) is trying to talk the Rhinegolds (Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley) into selling an art piece. Beth Freemantle (Heather Graham) is his assistant. Robert Freign (Simon McBurney) is the couple's butler. Couple Bob (Stellan Skarsgård) and Jean Maclestone (Gillian Anderson) are Art's competitors. Bob is sleeping with Beth. Jean wants artist Jo Richards (Jack Huston) who wants Art's new assistant Paige Oppenheimer (Amanda Seyfried). Elaine (Jaime Winstone) and Joany (Meredith Ostrom) are a lesbian couple and Dewey Dalamanatousis (Alan Cumming) is their manager.

The world of London high art is probably great for satire. It's a lot of characters doing selfish things for themselves. None of them are that compelling. It's hard to root for anybody. I don't care about any of them. Also it's not funny. That would have really helped. Danny Huston is probably the most compelling character for me.


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