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Close Call (2004)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  16 April 2004 (USA)
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In Los Angeles, the young Jenny has a nice childhood with her Korean parents Joanne and David Kim. However, after the divorce of her parents, the judge gives her custody to her selfish ... See full summary »

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Jenny Kim
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David Kim
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Modeling instructor
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Elliot Krasner
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Joanne Kim
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Becky
Angie Lee ...
Tanya
Frayne Rosanoff ...
Ricky
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Sam
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George Krasner
Alexia Aleman ...
Cathy
Kathleen Hickey ...
Mrs. Williams
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Kaye Lu ...
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In Los Angeles, the young Jenny has a nice childhood with her Korean parents Joanne and David Kim. However, after the divorce of her parents, the judge gives her custody to her selfish mother that neglects Jenny while the disappointed David returns to Seoul. Six years later, Jenny is a troubled and reckless teenager expelled from the public school that has easy sex and uses drugs and booze, and her best friend is the orphan drug dealer Becky. The lawyer Elliot Krasner decides to call his former friend David to tell him about the self-destructive behavior of Jenny, and David returns to Los Angeles. He brings Jenny to live with him and support her, but the lack of emotional structure of Jenny imposes tough difficulties for their relationship. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Good movie making
23 April 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Good movie making.

The story line actually depicts the lives of many teenagers growing up n the chaotic city of Loa Angeles. Unfortunately so many teens actually live this nightmare with patents working and having no good role models to guild them day to day. The interaction and on-screen chemistry between Annie Lee and Philip Moon give the film a real sense and believability of a true father daughter relationship. Annie Lee's acting is well done, and she has so much potential as she continues to mature as an actress and develops her art.

The editing and story line are well integrated and flow smoothly from seen to seen without the sudden shift to other realities found in many other movies of this caliber. It follows the characters lives well and avoids viewer confusion. The move is admittedly long running, but the amount of information only helps the viewer understand the true challenges the characters faced in the movies story line.


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