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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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Robert Freign
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Joany
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Emille
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Bob Maclestone
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Elaine
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Charlotte Bailey
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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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Comedy | Drama

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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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21 April 2010 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,776 (USA) (23 April 2010)
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Just Great Fun!!
19 October 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

How can you dislike this piece of cinema, I have recently become quite depressed with British Cinema, I have sat through hours and hours of mediocre films portraying how rubbish life in England is. ( that have some how received critical acclaim, Because some middle aged gout ridden man, who lives at home with his mother and twelve cats decides life really is rubbish and we should only watch films that say just that.) Furthermore if I have to watch another film set on a council estate or any other "Grey lens" rubbish I am ether going to kill myself or move.

But too my surprise when I went to see "Boogie Woogie" it was as though the clouds had parted and I was met with a burst of colour, a witty script and for once a story and theme that inspires me. Enabling me to leave the cinema with a smile and a springing my step, wanting to live in the art world.

To be brief This Film has some features that make it a great film.

* A great cast with some great standout performances, but in all a great ensemble performance.

* Beautifully lit and shot - The DP John Mathieson who did "Gladiator"

* A story that mixes Art, Sex and Money

* Some incredibly sad moment then instantly followed with some brilliant jokes and one liners.

* so all in all a Fun and fast paced up tempo film.

That makes going to see British cinema at long last a joy again.


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