Boogie Woogie (2009)
Average Rating: 4.4/10
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Average Rating: 3.4/10
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[The film's characters] are so repellent that almost everyone outside the movie's fetid hothouse will want to flee to fresher air.
A travesty no matter how you look at it, this flaccid art-world farce is best approached as a landmark of dubious ensemble work.
Director Duncan Ward tries way too hard to nail a way too easy target in his sub-Altman ensemble spoof of the overpriced, overhyped, overly pretentious modern-art scene.
Devilishly cynical eavesdropper art snob fare peering into the pretentious when not cruel machinations transpiring in the world of creative merchandise commerce.
Less the free-form, jazzy ensemble satire on the art world it aspires to be than an over-elaborate and under-funny undertaking by high quality actors who should know better.
More of a paper cut, but one that's sufficiently nasty in a minor key, landing a few body blows where it matters the most, while successfully detailing the betrayal and schmoozing it takes to get to the top.
Faux Altman sexual wallow in which a lot of fine actors are wasted on pretentious mumbo jumbo.
The art-world satire Boogie Woogie is a monumental piece of squandered potential, arch but not witty, mean without being perceptive, its most outrageous shocks little more than static sparks.
May be the most well connected comedy in years-although many of the artists featured will probably experience remorse after watching the haphazard results.
This deliciously perverse, splashy, lively collage of the high-end contemporary London art scene provides a guilty pleasure to students of sex, greed and manipulation. Aesthetics is beside the point.
Overstuffed and occasionally meandering while boasting a terrific ensemble cast and a radiant, brave performance by Gillian Anderson. It's an unflinchingly honest, provocative potpourri of the harsh realities of the art world.
The cast of superficial backstabbers, casual philanderers, and gibberish-spouting phonies has no original characters, but at least a few of the actors attack their roles with a zest that offsets their two-dimensionality.
The plodding direction, pedestrian cinematography and second-rate script prevent a good cast doing more than help the story along.
There's a terrific idea in this film, and an astounding cast, but author Moynihan seems determined to get every tiny thread of his novel into this script, leaving the movie overcrowded and fragmented.
An all-star cast flails about to no discernible purpose in Duncan Ward's Altman-esque satire, a flaccid take on the London art scene that doesn't appear to have benefited from having Damien Hirst as consultant.
Neither a wholly realized satire or a successfully drawn ensemble piece, Boogie Woogie's got the moves but can't quite find the beat.
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