Boogie (Summer Holiday)
Boogie (Summer Holiday) (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release Date: May 16, 2008
DVD Release Date: February 13, 2012
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Consensus: Tough, bittersweet and sharply observed Romanian drama, with impressive and intelligent directing.

Dave Calhoun
Time Out

Naturalistic performances, long takes, unfussy edits and a story that unfolds over a few hours are all present and correct.

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Jon Fortgang

Small but sharp and extremely well observed.

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Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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).

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Boyd van Hoeij

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.

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James Christopher
Times (UK)

An impressive chamber piece by a director who needs watching.

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Chris Hicks
Total Film

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.

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Philip De Semlyen
Empire Magazine

Hampered by pacing that borders on glacial, the performances infuse the story with lingering melancholy.

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Peter Bradshaw

This is a tough, shrewd, intelligent movie.

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Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The film remains dour, truthful, grimly droll.

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