La Boum (1981)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Teen Movie, Romantic Comedy, Coming-of-Age  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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La Boum stars Sophie Marceau as a 13-year-old French girl, coping with domestic problems. Her parents, played by Claude Brasseur and Brigitte Fossey, are on the verge of a marital breakup. This is coupled by a traumatic move to Paris, and Marceau's problems in adjusting to her new surroundings and schoolmates. Though nothing new, La Boum is disarmingly diverting, a real audience pleaser (as proven by its huge international box-office take). Even as the film was making the American rounds, a sequel, La Boum 2, was in the editing stages.

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coming-of-age, teenagers, girl, life-changes, new-kid-in-town, family-strife, marital-problems, love, party, romance