Boogie Woogie is an ensemble drama set in the art
world in London. A famous painting titled Boogie Woogie is about to be up
for sale. It is a much wanted piece and two prestigious art dealers Art
Spindle (Danny Huston) and Bob Macclestone (Stellan Skarsgård) are amongst
those vying for it. Meanwhile, Art's assistant Beth (Heather Graham) is
spreading her wings and about to start her own gallery. Her job is to be
taken over by Paige (Amanda Seyfried). Bob's wife Jean (Gillian Anderson)
is miserable in marriage and lusts after the next big thing Jo Richards
(Jack Huston), who's going after Beth. Beth is also looking for someone to
highlight her first show and finds Elaine (Jaime Winstone), who is a video
artist who documents her life particularly her relationship with Joany
(Meredith Ostrom) and someone who wants to help her get her first break
Dewey (Alan Cumming).
Or something like that.
an attempt at a Robert Altman style structure, but it never gets that
good. I'm not a big fan of the film, given my
loathing of both the pretentious art world and ensemble drama (much
pronounced on this site). But I keep getting attracted to them, probably
because there's always pretty girls in them.
Here's the 1080p clip of Heather Graham and Jaime
Winstone. Various collages follow.