13-year-old Vic is new in her high school; soon she makes friends with Penelope. Together they check out the guys in quest for a great love. But Vic's parents are their handicap, since they won't allow her to attend the "boum", a big party. But with some help of grandma Poupette it works out anyway and Vic falls in love with Matthieu. At the same time her parents' marriage is on the edge when her father's ex-girlfriend demands a last night together.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
I came here thinking "La Boum" is truly a "classic" for those who grew up in the 80s, but after reading all the comments, it appears to be a movie loved by people from around the world! Indeed, what seems so appealing about "La Boum" is its honesty, about a girl who is trying to grow up in the 80s Paris, her budding first love, her relationship with friends, and dealing with her parents' troubled marriage. Everyone wished they had grandmothers like Poupette!
This was also a classic for us in my high school; we would demand to see this film year after year. It's one of the fondest memories we have of our French class - both entertaining and educational (what a great way to learn French!) - and well-liked by both genders, unlike the 80s teenage girl movies made in the U.S. There is something about this movie that compels one to watch it over and over again. 9/10.
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