Boogie Woogie

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"Seduction. Betrayal. Death. There's an Art to Everything."
  • R
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 5.1  (4,138)

Boogie Woogie is a 2009 comedy drama film directed by Duncan Ward and written by Danny Moynihan. The movie is an adaptation of Danny Moynihan's novel "Boogie-Woogie: A Novella" and features a brilliant ensemble cast including Gillian Anderson, Alan Cumming, Heather Graham, Amanda Seyfried, Christopher Lee, Joanna Lumley and Charlotte Rampling, among others.

The movie is set in the contemporary art world of London, and revolves around the lives of various characters who are intricately connected to each other due to their involvement in the art scene. The central plot of the movie revolves around the auction of a famous and priceless painting by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian. The artwork is up for auction, and many in the art world are trying to acquire it for themselves, both for its artistic value as well as its potential for lucrative gain.

The movie starts with an introduction to the various characters in the film. We are introduced to Art Spindle (Danny Huston), a greedy art dealer who is obsessed with acquiring the Mondrian painting. Alongside him, we meet wealthy collector Bob Macclestone (Stellan Skarsgård) and his wife Jean (Gillian Anderson), who are trying to outbid their rivals and acquire the painting themselves. Art Spindle's assistant, Beth Freemantle (Heather Graham), is secretly having an affair with him and is trying to convince him to work with her on starting her own gallery.

As the movie progresses, we are introduced to other characters, such as Jo Richards (Alan Cumming), a failed artist and art critic who is struggling to make ends meet. He is dating Jean Macclestone's daughter, Paige (Amanda Seyfried), who is also caught up in the art world as an aspiring young artist herself. An additional subplot involves Alfred Rhinegold (Christopher Lee), an older and retired artist who was once famous and who may or may not have a hand in the theft of the Mondrian painting.

Throughout the film, we see the characters jockeying for position, doing whatever they can to gain an advantage in their quest for the prized painting. There are numerous instances of backstabbing, betrayal, and underhanded behavior, as well as some comedic moments that poke fun at the pretentiousness and absurdity that can be found in the art world.

Overall, Boogie Woogie is a clever and engaging film that offers an insightful look into the contemporary art world. The cast is excellent, and the characters are well-developed and entertaining to watch as they scheme and manipulate one another. The themes of greed, envy, and the pursuit of fame and fortune are explored with a tongue-in-cheek humor that keeps the film fun and engaging throughout. The story never drags, and the pacing is well-suited to the modern-day farce that the movie embodies. For anyone who has an interest in the art scene, or even for those who just enjoy a good comedy-drama, Boogie Woogie is a highly recommended film.

In conclusion, Boogie Woogie is an excellent movie that explores the greed and ambition associated with the modern-day art world. The talented cast, well-written script, and immersive storyline combine to make this a must-see film for art enthusiasts and those who enjoy comedies and dramas alike.

Boogie Woogie is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1.

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    5.1  (4,138)