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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
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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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One of the 10 Best Films I've seen in my life!
4 June 2004 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I was surprisingly shocked to see this kind of realism from an Asian American filmmaker. The story was very touching and I was able to relate to it 100%. Many of my close friends went through what the movie portrayed and I'm glad a film like this is out there. The different perspectives of the parents, the girl and the Asian culture was brought out perfectly. The editing was very unique and I'm glad to see a different style of film-making once in awhile. The style was mixed with new and traditional styles of shooting that I enjoyed very much.

I haven't seen a film in a long time that affected me the way Close Call did. I give props to the filmmakers and hope that they continue sharing these strong and courageous stories with the public. Definitely worth watching! Bring your parents or kids too. They might learn something.


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