CAST & CREW
The English movie, Boogie Woogie, hit the screens in 2009. The movie is comedy with the plot revolving around London’s art world. The movie draws inspiration from the story written by Danny Moynihan. The title for the flick is inspired by Victory Boogie-Woogie, a painting by Piet Mondrian. The movie’s director is Duncan Ward. The movie is a production by Eric Eisner and Leonid Rozhetskin. The movie was screened in Film Festival in Edinburgh.
Plot: The plot is designed as satire. The satire is such that it makes a mockery of the affected manners of a particular community. Contemporary London happens to be the backdrop. The plot revolves around London’s International Art Show and the show participants. The movie throws light on the interests and moral aspects of a few important participants. The show is infested with collectors of artifacts, artists, and dealers. The place happens to be the world where one small mistake would result in failure for the lifetime.
Director Duncan Ward seems to have fumbled a bit with the plot. But, the movie’s actors deserve a lot of applauses. Gillian Anderson has done a gallery director and is affluent. Alan Cummings has done his best as one who boasts about the world into which he tries to gain access. But, time and again, he fails to get past into the world he desires. Alan Cumming is the one who gives some real feel and heartrending moments to the movie. The movie artists have done a fine job and have managed to show how diplomatic people could be and how silly they are. Also, the movie shows such a world as London Art World where there is a comedy of manners. The cast has added strength to the comedy of manners. Christopher Lee has an antique painting in his possession. His wife Joanna and her disgusting secretary Simon desire to sell it off for a lifetime’s earnings.
Danny Huston makes up for the funniest moments in the movie. The story has a twist in it when Danny Huston emerges as invincible art dealer from London. He has an eye for an antique Mondrian painting.There are some other reckless characters in the movie. Jaime Winstone, as a lesbian, is in the process of writing her lesbian biography.
The movie has some excellent moments in it, and some boring scenes also.
Verdict: Whether or not the movie is a hilarious comedy, it manages to bring at least a wry smile in the audiences’ faces.
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