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Good Boy (2016)

Khoroshiy malchik (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 10 November 2016 (Russia)
Contemporary Moscow. Ninth-grader Kolya falls in love with a beautiful young teacher at his high school. The most beautiful girl in the senior class falls in love with him. How will he make his way through this triangle?


Oksana Karas
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Credited cast:
Semyon Treskunov ... Kolya
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ieva Andrejevaite Ieva Andrejevaite ... Alisa Denisovna, uchitelnitsa angliyskogo
Anastasiya Bogatyreva Anastasiya Bogatyreva ... Ksyusha Dronova
Vasiliy Butkevich Vasiliy Butkevich ... 'Spicha'
Irina Denisova Irina Denisova ... Mama Koli
Tatyana Dogileva ... Zavuch
Mikhail Efremov ... Vladimir Dronov, direktor shkoly
Zhanna Epple ... Mama 'Spichi'
Andrey Karasevich Andrey Karasevich ... Dima
Konstantin Khabenskiy ... Papa Koli
Viktor Nabutov Viktor Nabutov ... Uchitel fizkultury
Askar Nigamedzyanov Askar Nigamedzyanov ... Ushastyy
Aleksandr Pal ... Stanislav Ilich, uchitel informatiki
Irina Pegova ... Zhena Dronova
Mark Popov Mark Popov ... Gopnik


Six days of life of common Russian pupil Nikolay Smirnov. Extraordinary days! First of all he thought that a young English teacher Alice fell in love with him. Then somebody set on fire the school computer room. Then Ksenia, the directors daughter, fell in love with Nikolay, because she thought that it was Nikolay who set the school on fire. And after all Nikolay's father ordered the whole family to follow new schedule - 12/36. It means to sleep 12 hours and not to sleep for 36 hours. Nikolay could not get enough sleep. Only few days left before the school day when all heroes of the comedy will meet each other. And Nikolay should deal with his private life, find the arsonist and rearrange relations with his parents. But suddenly director makes to Nikolay an unusual offer...

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Vyrastesh - Poymesh! (You grow up - You understand!)


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Release Date:

10 November 2016 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Good Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia


Box Office


RUR54,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Boring teen movie
6 February 2017 | by RareMovieCriticSee all my reviews

I'm not sure who liked this film other than teenagers in Russia. It does not deserve a 6/10 rating it currently has here, but considering that I'm the first (and only) reviewer of this film a year after it came out, it shows you how limited the interest for this film is.

I won't spoil the film, but let's say that it has a lot of dancing. A lot of it. Dance rehearsals, dance-offs, dance lessons. It's not really a dance film, it's more of a love story, a highly contrived, highly improbable one at that.

The acting is okay for a teen film, but it's on the level of TV shows where actors speak to the camera than one where you really believe these people exist.

The film has a fluffy, TV show-like quality to it. It doesn't feel cinematic. It is a popsa film for teens. Calling this pop culture is a compliment. It's more like bubble-gum pop culture.

The story is not really interesting or deep in any way. The scenes have too much lighting that it's insane. You can see heavy shadows everywhere. As much as I hate this Hollywood obsession with making everything dark that you could barely see (Game of Thrones), Russian TV and cinema go the other way. Actors cannot have 3 or 4 shadows in different directions. People don't have floodlights at home. Most homes are quite dark. Some scenes do the opposite, where everything is so lit that there are no shadows anywhere. Houses that just have light coming from every direction.

The lighting does not make or break this film. It's just an objective thing I could demonstrate to tell you what kind of film this is. It is not a great story marred by poor production values, it is a 4/10 script with 4/10 production.

If you are Russian, you probably already know of this film. If you are not, well, don't expect one of those masterpieces of Russian cinema. It's the Russian equivalent of Can't Hardly Wait (1998) but less entertaining and with more dancing.

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