MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,395 this week

SoulBoy (2010)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Music  -  2010 (UK)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 530 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 11 critic

A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 7 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 30 Dec 2011
 
list image
Got
a list of 528 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 9992 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
a list of 201 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "SoulBoy" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: SoulBoy (2010)

SoulBoy (2010) on IMDb 5.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of SoulBoy.
2 wins. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Albatross (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Beth, a bookish teenager, befriends Emilia, an aspiring novelist who has just arrived in town. Emilia soon begins an affair with Beth's father that threatens to have devastating consequences.

Director: Niall MacCormick
Stars: Felicity Jones, Jessica Brown Findlay, Sebastian Koch
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading.

Directors: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Stars: Christian Cooke, Felicity Jones, Tom Hughes
Chéri (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The son of a courtesan retreats into a fantasy world after being forced to end his relationship with the older woman who educated him in the ways of love.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Friend, Kathy Bates
Soul Boy (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Abila (14) lives in one of the most miserable slums in Africa. His girlfriend Shiku belongs to a different tribe, as the result of which he is not really allowed to fraternize with her. And... See full summary »

Directors: Hawa Essuman, Tom Tykwer
Stars: Samson Odhiambo, Leila Dayan Opou, Krysteen Savane
The Tempest I (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.

Director: Julie Taymor
Stars: Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Djimon Hounsou
Chalet Girl (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Former skateboard champion Kim wants to make more money after her mother's tragic death. She joins the elite posh servicing company, which sends her off to Austria.

Director: Phil Traill
Stars: Felicity Jones, Ed Westwick, Bill Nighy
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A fading Hollywood star looks back at the days of his youth as he returns home from his best friend's funeral.

Director: Baillie Walsh
Stars: Daniel Craig, Harry Eden, Eve
Powder (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A dark comedy about an emerging band's experiences in the UK music scene.

Director: Mark Elliott
Stars: Liam Boyle, Alfie Allen, Jo Woodcock
Hysteria (2011)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler
Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.

Director: Julian Jarrold
Stars: Matthew Goode, Patrick Malahide, Hayley Atwell
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Anjelica Huston
Stars: Felicity Jones, Jack Davenport
Emily IV (2013)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

EMILY puts two English characters within the framework of a stereotypically French film, deconstructing a common sexual fantasy to explore the moment two strangers meet and attempt to fill their loneliness with each others' need.

Director: Caroline Harvey
Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Felicity Jones, Vic Waghorn
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Joe McCain
...
Mandy Hodgson
...
Russ Mountjoy
...
Jane Rogers
Craig Parkinson ...
Alan
...
Fish Shop Bobby
...
Monica
Pat Shortt ...
Brendan
Huey Morgan ...
Dee Dee
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dani Arlington ...
Purple Onion Barmaid (as Danielle Williams)
Kelly Marie Autumnberg ...
Club Goer (as Kelly Marie Auttenberg)
Lorraine Cheshire ...
Art Teacher
Hannah Crighton ...
Purple Onion Lass
...
Billy Mcain
Rosemarie Gibson ...
Extra
Edit

Storyline

A coming-of-age drama set in the 1970s Northern Soul underground music scene.

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

SoulBoy - Tanz die ganze Nacht  »

Box Office

Budget:

£400,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in 2008. See more »

Quotes

Mandy Hodgson: Art college Joe, I've been accepted - and you're not going to stop me.
Joe McCain: Why would I stop you? I think you're amazing, like that guy mattress.
Mandy Hodgson: Matisse.
See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #13.46 (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
could have been better but worth a watch all the same
1 November 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I remember the buzz around this film a few years ago because it was shot in Stoke and part financed by the now disbanded Screen West Midlands. With whom I had some professional involvement. I can't add anything to the already excellent user comments about this film but will say what I would do differently were I making it. As other users say its a coming of age story set against the northern soul scene of the mid seventies. I've got interested enough in northern soul to have researched it and Wigan Casino was one of umpteen clubs across the midlands and north of England. My strongest criticism of this film is it doesn't work within its constraints of a low budget and the attempts to re create the Wigan Casino don't convince. They needed a bigger budget, a bigger cast of extras and so on. If I was making the film I'd have thought a lot smaller and set it in a fictional soul club or maybe even a youth club in Stoke on Trent. Stoke had a major Northern soul venue in any case I can t remember the name, as did places like Droitwich and Wolverhampton. When Hollywood do period films they have the budget to chuck at it that it convinces. We can't do it. There's all of three period vehicles that appear in the film. Some of the costumes and detailing are wrong. Did digital watches have alarms in 1974? I doubt it. But this is nonetheless entertaining and worth a watch, especially if you like retro drama. I've seen clips from the forthcoming NORTHERN SOUL film which looks a lot more convincing. I was six years old in 1974 so too young to be part of any scene but I still remember the decade and certain things can transport me back. There's a certain 'look' to the seventies and it needs a budget to achieve a convincing rendition in a film. What I saw of NORTHERN SOUL seemed to have it. SOULBOY is 2/3 of the way there, a commendable effort, worth seeing but in my opinion it would have been better if it had been a little more modest in it's ambitions.


0 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
soundtrack query BlauGrana13
Discuss SoulBoy (2010) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?