Monday, July 1, 2013

Boomerang Family - A Korean Movie

Taken from here

South Korea | 2013 | 112 minutes: Director: Song Hae-seong

I watched this movie last Wednesday. It was screened at Blitz Megaplex PP at 7 p.m. while I had to work until 6 p.m. Despite the heavy downpour that hit the city a few hours prior to the screening, I sprinted (or perhaps trotted) to the shopping mall when the clock hit six.

I didn't take the pre-event tickets as they were all taken when I came on June 24 (the pre-event tickets were supposed to be available until June 25). So it was a bit of gambling to just come and see if they still had an empty seat. But since lucky is middle name (ha!), not only that I got to watch Boomerang Family, but I also had the opportunity to meet and greet some of the casts (Park Hae-il, Yoon Je-moon and director Song Hae-seong) who came for the screening. (Park Hae-il hug a fan, who was assigned to hand him a souvenir. The fan was not me. Envy. Huh.)

The movie starts with Oh In-mo (Park Hae-il), a movie director whose film was a flop and his wife cheats on him. He is on the verge of hanging himself when his mother calls and invites him for dinner. He then decides to move in to his mother's home, but he finds his older brother Han-mo (Yoon Je-moon), an unemployed ex-gangster also lives there.

Han-mo is not happy to hear the news, but then the brothers discover that their sister Mi-yun (Gong Hyo-jin) is leaving her husband (it's her second marriage) and plans to live there as well with her daughter Mi-kyung.(Jin Ji-hee). As if things are not complicated enough, one day In-mo sees his mother (Yoon Yeo-jeong) doing something he would never have imagined.

While this dysfunctional and quirky family is always on the verge of minor conflicts or sibling rivalries and seldom expresses affection, they are ready to throw a punch or two should others insults one of them. After all, that is what family means, right? 

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