It’s time for the Korean Movie Night again! The series, Girl Power, ended last time with final film, a fairly interesting documentary called Nora Noh about the Korean fashion designer. Tomorrow the Korean Cultural Service unveils their new series, Redefining Family, and first up? A Gong Hyo Jin movie!
I’m pretty excited, as I’d wanted to see Boomerang Family when I’d first heard about it. Of course this is not really a surprise as I usually want to see anything Gong Hyo Jin is in. Come on–who doesn’t like some Gong Hyo Jin?
Anyway, if you are in the NYC area and are looking for something to do tomorrow night, you should definitely check it out. Movie starts at 7, at Tribeca Cinemas, theater opens at 6.30 seats are free but come first come first serve.
Film director In-mo (Park Hae-il) is a 40-year-old movie director who’s been jobless for the past decade after his debut film was a commercial and artistic flop. Mired in poverty and depressed at his wife’s affair, he decides to hang himself. But a well-timed call from his mother (Yoon Yeo-jeong) inviting him to dinner results in a change of plans. Instead of killing himself, he decides to move in to his mother’s home, where his older brother Han-mo (Yoon Je-moon) also lives. A 44-year-old unemployed ex-gangster with five criminal convictions, Han-mo is not particularly pleased at this development. But more trouble lies ahead: younger sister Mi-yeon (Gong Hyo-jin) arrives with her bratty, rebellious 15-year-old daughter Min-kyung (Jin Ji-hee). 35-year-old Mi-yeon announces that she is leaving her second husband, and that she needs to stay with them for the immediate future. In this way, fate has reunited this dysfunctional and rather quirky family, with their petty conflicts, sibling rivalries and largely unexpressed affection, as they struggle with the challenges of middle age
Who wants to start laying bets now on whether this is going to end sad or not? Lots of characters, lots of chances for someone to have cancer. Or Alzheimer’s. Or maybe both! Ahhh, Korean Movies.