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La Boum
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
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.[2][3] The music was written by Vladimir Cosma, with Richard Sanderson singing the song "Reality". A sequel movie, La Boum
La Boum
2, was released in 1982.


1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production

3.1 Soundtrack

4 Reception

4.1 Box office 4.2 Critical response

5 Sequel 6 References 7 External links

Plot[edit] 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.[4] Cast[edit]

Claude Brasseur
Claude Brasseur
as François Beretton Brigitte Fossey
Brigitte Fossey
as Françoise Beretton Sophie Marceau
Sophie Marceau
as Vic Beretton Denise Grey
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
Bernard Giraudeau
as Éric Thompson Jean-Pierre Castaldi
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

Production[edit] Soundtrack[edit]

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

Reception[edit] Box office[edit] La Boum
La Boum
was an international box-office hit,[2] earning 4,378,500 admissions in France, 1,289,289 admissions in Hungary, and 664,981 admissions in West Germany.[3] Critical response[edit] In his review for Allmovie, Hal Erickson called the film "disarmingly diverting" and a "real audience pleaser".[2] Sequel[edit] Main article: La Boum
La Boum
2 A sequel movie, La Boum
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. References[edit]

^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=7423 ^ a b c Erickson, Hal. "La Boum". Allmovie. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ a b "Box office for The Party". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 10 November 2012.  ^ "La Boum". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 20 September 2011.  ^ "La Boum". Discogs. Retrieved 10 November 2012. 

External links[edit]

La Boum
La Boum
on IMDb L