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Boogie (Summer Holiday)
A night out with the boys becomes an eye-opening experience in this comedy-drama from Romanian filmmaker Radu Muntean. Bogdan (Dragos Bucur) is a guy in his early thirties who is married to Smaranda (Anamaria Marinca); they have a four-year-old son, Adrian (Vlad Muntean), and another baby is on the way. While Bogdan loves his wife and is doing well running a furniture company, sometimes he thinks about his carefree younger days and wonders if he's made the right choices in life. Bogdan, Smaranda and Adrian head off to a seaside resort for a few days of vacation; Bogdan and Smaranda have a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Naturalistic performances, long takes, unfussy edits and a story that unfolds over a few hours are all present and correct."
‑ Dave Calhoun, Time Out
"Small but sharp and extremely well observed."
‑ Jon Fortgang, Film4
"This is superior film-making, equally comfortable with the light (Boogie's obvious delight in his nipper and the realistic family dynamic) to the dark (his risibly macho deceipt with a jolly hooker)."
‑ Tim Evans, Sky Movies
"Superbly acted, sharply observed and impressively directed Romanian drama, though it drags a little in the early stages."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"Three 30-somethings relive their gloriously lurid college days for one night only in Radu Muntean's Boogie, a restrained and honest look at the male midlife crisis in an embryonic state."
‑ Boyd van Hoeij,
"An impressive chamber piece by a director who needs watching."
‑ James Christopher, Times [UK]
"It may not scale the heights of the best recent Romanian films (4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days, The Death Of Mr Lazarescu) but Boogie is still a bittersweet character study."
‑ Chris Hicks, Total Film
"Hampered by pacing that borders on glacial, the performances infuse the story with lingering melancholy."
‑ Philip De Semlyen, Empire Magazine
"This is a tough, shrewd, intelligent movie."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"The film remains dour, truthful, grimly droll."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
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