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"BOOGIE"
(2021) (Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Heavy
Blood/Gross Stuff Minor
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Heavy
Frightening/Tense Scenes Mild
Gun/Weapons None
Imitative Behavior Moderate
Jump Scenes None
Music (Scary/Tense) None
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Heavy
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Heavy
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Drama: A high school senior transfers to a new school where he hopes to show up the best basketball player at a rival school and thus earn a college scholarship to continue his path toward the NBA.
PLOT:

Alfred 'Boogie" Chin (TAYLOR TAKAHASHI) is a high school senior and notable basketball talent whose bickering parents, Vivian (PAMELYN CHEE) and Lawrence (PERRY YUNG), have transferred him from his old Flushing, Queens school to City Prep to play for Coach Hawkins (DOMENICK LOMBARDOZZI). Despite that team not being good, his presence on that means he'll end up facing the best player around, Monk (POP SMOKE), and if Boogie can get the better of him on the court, then surely college athletic scholarships will be headed his way.

In class, Boogie is now good friends with teammate Richie (JORGE LENDEBORG JR.), and they're respectively set their sights on classmates Eleanor (TAYLOUR PAIGE) and Alissa (ALEXA MAREKA) who initially view Richie as rude and forward, if cute. At the same time, and not wanting his talents -- and potential future in the NBA -- to go to waste, Vivian has hired Melvin (MIKE MOH) as Boogie's manager, although his plans clash with how Lawrence pictures things playing out. As Boogie ends up in a relationship with Eleanor and must contend with his parents fighting over his future and how they're going to get there, he waits for his chance to take on Monk on the court.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teens might since its main characters are of high school age.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For language throughout including sexual references, and some drug use.


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