When I first saw the trailer, I knew I must watch this movie no matter what. I fell in love right away with Son Ye Jin’s portrayal as Princess Dok Hye. Her stunning beauty and her elegant and poised character struck me immediately. The trailer got me into tears. And when I finally saw the movie, my heart and soul were moved by it. Wait, I was also angry! Angry at how the Japanese treated the Princess and angry at how the citizens were treated.
Boomerang Family cracks me up really good and occasionally, bad way too. I saw it on my way to Manila two weeks ago. I laughed so hard the person sat next to me got so curious and asked “jaemi isseoyo?” I said yes and told him to watch it too. And I find it so funny that with my broken Korean and his almost non-existence English vocabulary, we somehow bonded through this movie. Oh yeah, that ahjusshi and I were completely plane buddies! Kidding *sticks her tongue out*! But we bonded so much I even helped him and his friends with their immigration paperwork. *pats on shoulder* It felt good to help these men coz if you have experienced traveling with Korean men, they are mostly unfriendly.
Amuden, back to the movie. As I said earlier, this movie cracks me up. Ahjusshi and I laughed so hard. The movie is interesting and funny. It told a story of a middle age mother with her three immature grown children. The first child started to live with her for awhile. He’s one thoughtless and jobless eldest son, who does nothing but eat and sleep his fat ass out. The second child is a pathetic and failure film director. His feels he is living a hopeless life he decided to take his own life. But as he was about to hang himself, due to being penniless and painful separation with his wife, his mom called and he decided to head back to his village. And the last child, the three time divorced daughter with her carbon copy daughter came home after another unsuccessful marriage. So the three of them gather up in their mother’s tiny shack and the rest is history.
What I liked about this movie is the genuinely life of a regular family. And this not necessarily applicable to Korean family, but family in general. The fight. The snort. The fart. The yell. The curse. Eeeeermagewd, simply hilarious. The best scene between the two brothers? The jjimjilbang part at the very beginning. Classic and beautiful! I laughed the hardest. But what makes the family together? Just them being together. Despite the fact that the children hated each other, they also genuinely cared each other too.
Boomerang Family should be rated mature. The jobless older child is in gang business while the second child, desperate for work, lured to be a porn director. The third child found her fourth victim, an insurance man who has is willing to marry her. Like I said, this movie should be rated mature. There are too many smoking scenes which I disapprove. But overall, I love this dysfunctional family movie. Heck, I love it so much I’m watching it now for the second time! Go watch it… And, you’re welcome!