New high-school transfer student Na-Mi comes from a small town in Jeolla Province to her new school in the capital city of Seoul. When she is nervous, her small town dialect comes out & she starts to shake. On her first day at her new school she is bullied by others. Coming to her help is a group of girls. The girls are Choon-Hwa - known for her strong sense of loyalty & excellent fighting skills, heavyset Jang-Mi - who badly wishes to have plastic surgery to get double eye-lids, Jin-Hee - excellent when it comes to spewing profanity, Geum-Ok - interested in literature, Bok-Hee - dreams of one day becoming Ms. Korea and Su-Ji - always arrogant. Na-Mi quickly becomes part of their group. When the group confronts rival girls known as Sonyeo Sidae ("Girls Generation"), Na-Mi spews curse words she picked up from her grandmother. Because of Na-Mi the girls are able to avoid a crisis. These seven girls then form their own group named "Sunny". They also vow to stay together forever. The ...Written by
Stanislav S, Sochi, Russia
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I really shouldn't have liked this movie as much as I did. It's about Korean school girls and their growing up to be women. It's about as foreign to me as you can get.
Yet this, like a lot of other Korean and Japanese movies and TV shows I've been watching lately, is over the top in all the right places. The fight scenes are comical. The bullying in the schools is, I hope, exaggerated. Do Korean teachers really beat their kids up like that? I wish American teachers would do that.
Sunny was almost like the female version of this other Korean movie I saw recently, I believe it was called Brothers. Brothers had a more organized crime tilt; Sunny is more sentimental. Brothers was good; Sunny is great.
But, while I don't usually go for the sentimental flix, this one did it right somehow. It's the best chick flick I've seen in a long time. I'd say Koreans do the comedy/drama genre better than Hollywood ever has and Sunny proves it.
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