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Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Language  French
6.6/10 IMDb

Director  Claude Pinoteau
Producer  Alain Poire
Country  France
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Release date  17 December 1980 (1980-12-17) (France)
Writer  Daniele Thompson, Claude Pinoteau
Initial release  December 17, 1980 (France)
Music director  Richard Sanderson, Vladimir Cosma
Screenplay  Claude Pinoteau, Daniele Thompson
Cast  Claude Brasseur (François Beretton), Brigitte Fossey (Françoise Beretton), Sophie Marceau (Vic Berreton), Denise Grey (Poupette), Alexandre Sterling (Mathieu), Sheila O'Connor (Pénélope)
Similar movies  The Party 2, Dirty Dancing, American Beauty, Amélie, Armageddon, Bridget Jones's Diary

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La Boum (English title: The Party or Ready for Love) is a 1980 French comedy film directed by Claude Pinoteau and starring Sophie Marceau, appearing in her film début. Written by Danièle Thompson and Claude Pinoteau, the film is about a thirteen-year-old French girl finding her way at a new high school and coping with domestic problems. The film was an international box-office hit, earning 4,378,500 admissions in France. The music was written by Vladimir Cosma, with Richard Sanderson singing the song "Reality". A sequel movie, La Boum 2, was released in 1982.


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Thirteen-year-old Vic (Sophie Marceau) is new at her high school. She makes friends with Pénélope (Sheila O'Connor) and together they check out the boys at their school, looking for true love. Vic is frustrated by her parents, who will not allow her to attend the "boum", a big party. Her great-grandmother, Poupette, helps her out, and Vic ends up falling in love with Matthieu (Alexandre Sterling). While Vic is busy finding her true love, her parents' marriage faces a crisis when her father's ex-lover demands a last night together.


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  • Claude Brasseur as François Beretton
  • Brigitte Fossey as Françoise Beretton
  • Sophie Marceau as Vic Beretton
  • Denise Grey as Poupette
  • Alexandre Sterling as Matthieu
  • Jean-Michel Dupuis as Étienne
  • Sheila O'Connor as Pénélope Fontanet
  • Alexandra Gonin as Samantha Fontanet
  • Dominique Lavanant as Vanessa
  • Bernard Giraudeau as Éric Thompson
  • Jean-Pierre Castaldi as Brassac
  • Jacques Ardouin as Père de Raoul
  • Evelyne Bellego as Éliane
  • Richard Bohringer as Guibert
  • Jean-Claude Bouillaud as Père Boum 2
  • Micheline Bourday as Journaliste 'VSD'
  • Florence Brunold as Femme enceinte
  • Soundtrack

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    1. "Reality" (Cosma-Jordan) by Richard Sanderson – 4:45
    2. "It Was Love" (Cosma-Jordan) by The Regiment – 4:30
    3. "Formalities (instrumental)" (Cosma-Jordan) by Orchestra Vladimir Cosma – 3:40
    4. "Gotta Get a Move On" (Cosma-Jordan) by Karoline Krüger – 2:58
    5. "Swingin' Around" (Cosma-Jordan) by The Cruisers – 2:47
    6. "Gotta Get a Move On" (Cosma-Jordan) by The Regiment – 4:42
    7. "Formalities" (Cosma-Jordan) by The Regiment – 3:41
    8. "Gotta Get a Move On (instrumental)" (Cosma-Jordan) by Orchestra Vladimir Cosma – 3:00
    9. "Murky Turkey" (Cosma-Jordan) by Richard Sanderson – 3:48
    10. "Go On Forever" (Cosma-Jordan) by Richard Sanderson – 3:43

    Box office

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    La Boum was an international box-office hit, earning 4,378,500 admissions in France, 1,289,289 admissions in Hungary, and 664,981 admissions in West Germany.

    Critical response

    In his review for Allmovie, Hal Erickson called the film "disarmingly diverting" and a "real audience pleaser".


    A sequel movie, La Boum 2, was released in 1982 in which Marceau reprised her role as Vic. In the sequel, Vic is without a boyfriend, but her parents are happily back together, and her great-grandmother is considering marriage to her long-term boyfriend. When Vic meets a young boy and is attracted to him, she faces the important decision of making love for the first time, as her friends have already done.


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