Monday, November 15, 2010

Boogie (2008)

Boogie (2008)

Genre: Drama
Director: Radu Muntean
Starring: Dragos Bucur, Anamaria Marinca
Duration: 102 min.
Rating: 7.3/10

On vacation with his wife and his four year old son, Bogdan "Boogie" runs into his best friends from high-school.  Frustrated that, between his job and his family, time is no longer his to manage and play with, Boogie takes his shock dosage of freedom and spends the night reliving the vices of his youth.


Boogie from director Radu Muntean (The Paper Will Be Blue), is a radical departure from the usual themes of the Romanian New Wave.  There is no talk of revolution, no grim life of poverty and no crumbling and overflowing tenements.  Instead, we get to see the picturesque seaside and a view of life in modern Romania, yes they also have cell phones, laptops, and imported Swedish cars.  Stellar performances from Dragos Bucur (Liviu's Dream) as the thirty something family man struggling with his identity and Anamaria Marinca (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days) as his wife who feels neglected.


Roodnverse said...

that cover makes me not wanna watch it lol , thanks for the review ill prolly watch it and not look at the cove.oh ya theres a kid on his shoulder...

Southride said...

good review, i may see if netflix has this

Yllsa said...

Why is he naked

Bonjour Tristesse said...

Good question. The scene depicted on the poster is not actually in the film.

stoneycase said...

doesn't sound bad at all, actually. i'll have to be on the lookout for this. following!

The Angry Vegetarian said...

Yeah, the poster made me think it was something completely different than what was in the description. Either way, I want to see it.

NameBrands said...

thanks for the review

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