Boogie Woogie

2010

Boogie Woogie (2010)

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A star-studded comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene, "Boogie Woogie" casts an eye over the appetites and morality of some of its major players. Dealers, collectors, artists, wannabees vie with each other in a world in which success and downfall rest on a thin edge.

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Cast

Gillian Anderson
as Jean Maclestone
Heather Graham
as Beth Freemantle
Danny Houston
as Art Spindle
Jack Huston
as Jo Richards
Christopher Lee
as Alfred Rhinegold
Joanna Lumley
as Alfreda Rhinegold
Simon McBurney
as Robert Friegn
Amanda Seyfried
as Paige Oppenheimer
Stellan Skarsgard
as Bob Maclestone
Alfie Allen
as Photographer
Gemma Atkinson
as Charlotte Bailey
Michael Culkin
as Beth's Father
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All Critics (24) | Top Critics (7)

Boogie Woogie delivers little more than a lukewarm spoof.

Jul 6, 2010

[The film's characters] are so repellent that almost everyone outside the movie's fetid hothouse will want to flee to fresher air.

Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 2/5

Goes over the top now and then, but overall it's a lot of nasty fun.

Apr 23, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 22, 2010 | Rating: B-
AV Club
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A tepid spoof that only occasionally evokes a reluctant smile.

Apr 21, 2010
Observer
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A travesty no matter how you look at it, this flaccid art-world farce is best approached as a landmark of dubious ensemble work.

Apr 21, 2010 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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Audience Reviews for Boogie Woogie

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Disposible comedy supposedly about the upper echelons of the art world aesthetic, where what everyone really wants is the most expensive painting, and maybe to sleep with the wife of whoever owns it, or her close friend, or her dog walker. It's like a oversimplification of joke: everything's lost. Needs remodeling.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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Average. It started out very bad - over the top hammy acting, very unconvincing and just all round bad. Thankfully it does pick up a little, and it has a good cast including Amanda Seyfried, Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson and Alan Cumming. Can't say I loved it,and they could all do much better than this movie, but it was worth at least one watch. I think.... To be honest, I am not sure what they were trying to do with this. Was it meant to be funny or clever or maybe just titilating.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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Not a good movie, it kinda has all actors that can't act in a single movie. Story was kinda sucky and non interesting. A comedy of manners set against the backdrop of contemporary London and the international art scene.

Manu Gino
Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

I am so sick of these fucking ensemble films. It was fresh and new in the '90's. Well here's a damn news flash: the '90's were ten years ago. Let's try to do something different or at least use a different structure. Instead we get a handful of people whose stories intersect each other at various times and places. I'm not complaining about that. I'm pissed because it's used to try to make a movie better than it actually is, which is the case with Boogie Woogie. Here's the plot: Christopher Lee owns a painting called the Boogie Woogie. Everyone wants to buy it in one way or another. All of those other people screw each other, literally or otherwise. That's the extent of this picture. Screwing. Everyone comes out screwed. The characters and the audiences. I spent a dollar and forty cents on this garbage and feel shafted myself. I'm not going to go over the cast because I just don't want to. Let's just say that they are too good to be in crap like this. It's becoming more and more common for high end Hollywood stars to do garbage by third rate studios in between big budget movies that have actually been nurtured. I'm not defending Hollywood, but let's face it.Going through reviews the low end films have been just as bad as the Hollywood product. Boogie Woogie follows in that trend. It's a movie about art that tries to be provocative, but it's not. It's just a slow, boring process where we run a title sequence, people act badly with bad dialogue and plot points, finally ending with the end credits and you can finally turn it off. I try to avoid turning anything off. I will do myself by falling asleep, but that doesn't count. I'm talking about getting up and turning off the TV or leaving a theater. I can't do it. There's a movie sitting in my Blu ray right now that I said was a piece of shit a third of the way in, yet I'll probably finish it because I just have to know how bad this is going to be. It's like being a masochist. Sorry for going off on a tangent. Boogie Woogie is crap. You'll need a scorecard for the infidelity. You'll need a drink when it's over. You'll wonder how much bullshit was shoveled for so many good actors to be in a piece of shit like this.

Chris Garman
Chris Garman

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