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Sunny (2011)

Sseo-ni (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 August 2011 (USA)
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Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

Director:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang

Writers:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang, Byeong-heon Lee (screenplay adaptation) (as Byung-heon Lee)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ho-jeong Yu ... Na-mi
Eun-kyung Shim ... Young Na-mi
Hee-kyung Jin ... Choon-hwa
Min-yeong Kim Min-yeong Kim ... Young Jang-mi
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go ... Jang-mi
So-ra Kang ... Young Choon-hwa
Yeon-kyeong Lee Yeon-kyeong Lee ... Geum-ok
Bo-ra Nam ... Young Geum-ok
Sun-kyung Kim ... Bok-hee
Bo-mi Kim ... Young Bok-hee
Jin-hee Hong Jin-hee Hong ... Jin-hee
Jin-joo Park ... Young Jin-hee
Hyo-Rin Min ... Young Soo-ji (as Hyo-rin Min)
Yeong-seo Park Yeong-seo Park ... Jong-gi
Seung-hyeon Han Seung-hyeon Han ... Jang-mi's older brother
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New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul. When she is nervous, her small town dialect comes out & she starts to shake. On her first day at her new school she is bullied by others. Coming to her help is a group of girls. The girls are Choon-Hwa - known for her strong sense of loyalty & excellent fighting skills, heavyset Jang-Mi - who badly wishes to have plastic surgery to get double eye-lids, Jin-Hee - excellent when it comes to spewing profanity, Geum-Ok - interested in literature, Bok-Hee - dreams of one day becoming Ms. Korea and Su-Ji - always arrogant. Na-Mi quickly becomes part of their group. When the group confronts rival girls known as Sonyeo Sidae ("Girls Generation"), Na-Mi spews curse words she picked up from her grandmother. Because of Na-Mi the girls are able to avoid a crisis. These seven girls then form their own group named "Sunny". They also vow to stay together forever. The ... Written by Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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$51,116,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The purpose of music was to make the audience nostalgic with tunes that represent the 80's. The chosen songs highlight special scenes and symbolize important themes. For example, when Joy's "Touch by Touch," the lyrics ironically fit in with the scenes on the screen. See more »

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Sunny
Written by Bobby Hebb
Performed by Boney M.
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Depends...
1 April 2012 | by hlp215See all my reviews

South Korean screen writers and directors have a great quality: Their ability to jerk tears and tuck heart strings. Sseo-ni is one of those movies with such director and screen writer.

This movie is not meant for audience under a certain age. It is not because the content is not suitable for a young audience. You need to have experiences and memories in order to get the nostalgia. In the movie, present time indicates the 25-year reunion, so that put girls in their teenage years in 1987. While the audience does not have to be people in their 40's, the story does need an audience that's been out of high school for about 5-10 years, weathered by life a little, knows what it means to lose one's innocence, and how desperately one wants to catch a glimpse of that innocence one used to have.

So for the reviewers who thinks the movie is all hype, I suggest to re-watch it in a few years. This movie will be a timeless classic.


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