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In Between Days (2007)

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Critic Consensus: In Between Days is a moving, artistic slice-of-life indie film.

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Aimie, a newly arrived Korean immigrant teenager, has fallen in love with her best and only friend, Tran. She tries to express her feelings for him, but is scared of losing their friendship. Their misunderstood affection for each other creates a delicate relationship that is challenged by the demands of living in a new country. To spend more time with Tran, Aimie drops out of her English class, which she is failing. She fights against her mother who wants to remarry and then realizes she's losing Tran to an Americanized Korean girl. Aimie's world becomes more isolated, until she is forced to look inside herself for answers.

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Cast

Gina Kim
as Michelle
Virginia Wu
as Michelle's Friend
Mike Park
as Steve
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Critic Reviews for In Between Days

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (14)

This superb debut feature by Korean-American director So Yong Kim seems to be constructed entirely of the ineffable and intangible, those fleeting moments that most movies treat as throwaways.

Full Review… | October 4, 2007
L.A. Weekly
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This artfully muted film pays off with a desperate act of eloquence.

Full Review… | September 7, 2007
Chicago Sun-Times
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Kim keeps dialogue to a minimum and provides the barest of story arcs, using a handheld camera to probe subtle shifts of emotion in her nonprofessional actors.

Full Review… | September 7, 2007
Chicago Reader
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A quiet specimen of personal storytelling at its most exciting.

Full Review… | July 11, 2007
Entertainment Weekly
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In Between Days plays like a teen movie with all the narration removed.

July 6, 2007
AV Club
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While Kim is unable to keep us riveted on her near-silent performance, the script and direction have a gentle sensitivity, subtly addressing cultural divisions while reminding us that angst, at least, is universal.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Daily News
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Audience Reviews for In Between Days

½

Maybe I just dont have the eye for these kinda films but the ending was just...well, to me that wasnt an ending. I wanted to like it, I really did. I could appreciate the disjointed, quiet, slow-paced quality of the film but I cant say what this film accomplished.

Rupa Blank
Rupa Blank

To be quite honest, I was expecting more... it's artistic and beautiful, yet simple.... I found the two lead actors to be honest and sincere, but the movie really did drag.

Lisa Kretschman
Lisa Kretschman

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