Sunny (Sseo-ni) Reviews
"Sunny" es una propuesta coreana muy divertida y conmovedora que nos atrapa con sus elementos de nostalgia.
I wish this film had more exposure outside of Korea. It is such a good movie, and no matter how many times I watch it, I can always watch it again and still love it!
This is kind of like a Korean version of what I would imagine that Ya-Ya Sisterhood series is about. The movie flashes back and forward from present day to the past (usually with some clever transitions). The past sections sets up the relationships between all these girls and the present day is usually filled with seeing what has become of each of them. Predictably, pretty much all of them are in some sort of mess. Some more than others, but not one of them is actually living a great life. The one with the most 'normal' life is the main character, Na-mi. Though she's trapped in that sort of mundane housewife life. Thinking back to her high school days slowly brings her out of her funk, though. The rest are in predictable situations... one is married but her husband is having an affair, one is doing poorly at work and is on the brink of being fired, one is in some sort of Cinderella house maid situation, one is some sort of prostitute, etc. Honestly, the present day situations were okay, but weren't nearly as fun and interesting as the high school days. The flashback high school days are filled with colorful 80s (I think) outfits and crazy situations. Na-Mi and friends are part of some sort of crazy all girl high school gang that go around and beat other all girl high school gangs up. Between that, they have crazy girlie fun singing, dancing and being all sorts of nutty. There are 7 in total in the gang (called Sunny). Not all the characters are fleshed out completely - most only get a cursory introduction that tells the viewer what that girls' particular 'quirk' is - you know... the tough one, the shy one, the pretty one, the fat one, etc. But three of the characters get pretty good treatment and have a developed personality. I was surprised to see Sora Kang in this movie because I've only seen her before in the TV drama Dream High 2 where she played an incredibly annoying character, so I didn't really like her there. But she does a good job here and was my favorite character.
While there's nothing particularly new going on in this movie, it was just a lot of fun to watch. I really liked the characters and their high school adventures were funny to watch. The adult situations were not bad either, if predictable. There is one pretty awesome scene when they are adults, though, that is just madness. Like most Korean movies, it shifts back and forth from drama to comedy to just wild slapstick, but it mainly balances on dramedy pretty well. It doesn't throw any kind of crazy genre shift like most Korean dramas do. I enjoyed it thoroughly, even though it's more than 2 hours long. There are a few gripes I have... mainly a sub plot involving a guy that really has no bearing on the story, and the ending. It felt a little strange and I think it would have been better if a few situations were slightly reordered (you don't even get to find out what's going on in the adult life of one of the main gang members). Still, good stuff. The synopsis of this movie makes it sound like a straight out drama snoozefest, but it's actually very charming and has quite a few funny scenes. Check it out if you're in the mood for some zany Korean adventures with a bit of heart.
A very heart warming stories about child hood friends and their adventure from youth to adult hood.
El desenlace es algo sabido y esperado desde un principio, pero la transicion de todas hacia ese desenlace genera un lazo de amistad aun mas fuerte que el que ya existia. Bueno conmueve tanto que con mi corazon de piedra termine llorando, pero no te deja esa sensaciÃ³n de drama masoquista doloroso, te deja una sensacion honorable y feliz. La recomiendo ampliamente.
i did not echo with it a lot but it is very touching and did warm my heart:)