Sophie Lee has been trying unsuccessfully to get pregnant. Her husband's family, devout Korean Catholics, prays for the couple. His failure to have a child is deeply shameful to him, so when he attempts suicide, Sophie tries something extreme: she follows an undocumented immigrant - a Korean who resembles her husband - from a fertility clinic to his apartment in New York City where she proposes to hire him to sire her child. She offers $300 per session and $30,000 if she gets pregnant. After several sessions, neither is able to keep emotion out of the arrangement. Where can this relationship go, and what about her husband? Will her actions save him and their marriage? Written by
I wantcha to know I have limited my mini-reviews to Netflix but I'm making an exception for this because I want non-Netflix people to see it too. Never Forever is a conundrum. On the one hand, really melodramatic, improbable and predictable at the same time. And yet it manifests --I would even say embodies-- a sort of filmic courage that is rare indeed.The sheer loonyness of it all somehow seems to contribute to its real strength. Perhaps it is art defying rationality. Parse it, and it more or less falls apart. But if you let it hit you, you're likely to find it memorable. The confident tone suggests to me that director Gina Kim is on the road to formidable.
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