21 March 2013 | misterkevinoh
The Movie That Could
I think it's a rare thing for the Korean Film industry to come out with a movie that depicts Korean girls as care-free as they are (in "Sunny), and that same movie to become extremely successful.
What I mean is that the ideal Korean girl is quiet, innocent, and practices proper etiquette at ALL times. But the girls in "Sunny" are anything BUT those things.
Yes, it's true that the movie may not have an over-arching "thesis", but this isn't that kind of film. This is a movie that is absolutely in love with it's story and characters, where the majority of the film is spent building this friendship, and putting that friendship through trials. It may not have the noir, pessimistic tone of most popular Korean films, but it's nice to have a movie with a happy ending. Because although happy endings may not be gritty or realistic, it's definitely worth it when you whether the trials and all the whistle-dicks that get in the way when you do it with the company of those you care about.
And if anything, maybe that's what "Sunny" is about.
(On a side note, the movie is beautifully shot, has excellent writing, beautiful sets, staging, acting... it's really just a beautiful movie. Cinephiles, eat your heart out. I daresay it's kind of like the Breakfast Club of Korea in the sense of all that youthful angst. It's just a piece of fun cinema that really resonates with that heart- warming-goo)