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Boogie [Blu-ray+Digital]
(Taylor Takahashi, Taylour Paige, Jorge Lendeborg, Jr., et al / Blu-ray+Digital / R / 2021 / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment)

Overview: From acclaimed writer, producer and restaurateur Eddie Huang comes his directorial debut, Boogie, the coming-of-age story of Alfred Boogie Chin, a basketball phenom living in Queens, New York, who dreams of one day playing in the NBA.

While his parents pressure him to focus on earning a scholarship to an elite college, Boogie must find a way to navigate a new girlfriend, high school, on-court rivals and the burden of expectation.

Blu-ray Verdict: Simply put, Boogie is a dramatic movie in which we watch a teenager living in Queens, New York who is dreaming of becoming a world famous NBA player someday.

However, his parents have put a lot of pressure on him in order to earn a scholarship, because they cannot support him financially.

Although it is nothing new from the genre that we have seen time and time again, I actually liked this movie, because, and despite its simplistic plot, it was interesting enough to be considered something not to break away from (by all of us watching it last night).

I mean, sure, if you have high expectations about what you are expecting from it before going in, you might well want to skip it, because I am sure you will be disappointed by it.

Eddie Huangs direction is spot on, very good and well presented for the majority of the movie and his main characters - along with their problems, thoughts, dreams - all bring them to the fore with bouts of genuine honesty for their chosen craft.

Shout outs especially to Taylor Takahashi, who plays Alfred Boogie Chin, Taylour Paige who plays Eleanor, Perry Yung who plays Mr. Chin and Pamelyn Chee who plays Mrs. Chin, as they were all on point and who all definitely made the movie feel so much more authentic.

All in all, I have to admit that I really enjoyed it, and I am not even a fan of basketball, but Boogie portrays a good insight on Asian American culture and the struggles they face with traditions (and the parents who religiously stand behind their children, albeit waiting to see their investments pay off!). This is a Widescreen Presentation (2.39:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Bonus Features of:

The Road to Boogie-Town
Eddie Huang: Its Personal
Shout Out to Pop Smoke
In-Theater Trailer

From acclaimed writer, producer and restauranteur Eddie Huang (Fresh Off the Boat, Huangs World) comes a rousing and inspiring New York story about basketball, young love, fractious families, and pursuing big dreams against all odds in BOOGIE, available to own for the first time on Digital May 18th, 2021 and on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand June 1st, 2021 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Boogie - Official Trailer

Amazon Purchase Link

Official Boogie Website