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clichéd but heartwarming and supported by a great performance
The film revolves around Jisuk and her mother's relationship spanning Jisook's childhood and adulthood, while i'm not a fan of some of the episodic structure, you can easily fill in the blanks. There are some really great and emotional scenes in the film and one of my main gripes is that much of the film is that the brunt of the film is essentially a collection of these great moments. You can often see where the film is going and won't be too surprised near the end but a incredible performance from Hae-sook Kim is almost disappointing as the rest of the cast remain underused while solid in their performance's. However, your enjoyment of the film will differ depending on your own relationship with your mother and i benefit from having one not a million miles away from Jisooks. I've been in one or two of those situations brought on by embarrassing parents and this film really speaks to me. For what it is, I really can't see many places where the film could've been improved and while flawed, it's positives far outweigh it's negatives. One or two scenes are overplayed but great use of close ups and a great script make the film one of the standout films of the year though i doubt it would get the recognition it deserves.
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