Seven girls become good friends in high school, then events pull them apart for 25 years. When one of the friends lies dying in a hospital, she wishes to see each of them one last time.

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Hyeong-Cheol Kang

Writers:

Hyeong-Cheol Kang, Byeong-heon Lee (screenplay adaptation) (as Byung-heon Lee)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ho-jeong Yu ... Na-mi
Eun-kyung Shim ... Young Na-mi
Hee-kyung Jin ... Choon-hwa
Min-yeong Kim Min-yeong Kim ... Young Jang-mi
Su-hee Go Su-hee Go ... Jang-mi
Kang So-ra ... Young Choon-hwa
Yeon-kyeong Lee Yeon-kyeong Lee ... Geum-ok
Bo-ra Nam ... Young Geum-ok
Sun-kyung Kim ... Bok-hee
Bo-mi Kim ... Young Bok-hee
Jin-hee Hong Jin-hee Hong ... Jin-hee
Park Jin-Joo ... Young Jin-hee
Hyo-Rin Min ... Young Soo-ji (as Hyo-rin Min)
Yeong-seo Park Yeong-seo Park ... Jong-gi
Seung-hyeon Han Seung-hyeon Han ... Jang-mi's older brother
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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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The sunniest moment of our lives

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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The purpose of music was to make the audience nostalgic with tunes that represent the 80's. The chosen songs highlight special scenes and symbolize important themes. For example, when Joy's "Touch by Touch," the lyrics ironically fit in with the scenes on the screen. See more »

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Remade as Sunny: Our Hearts Beat Together (2018) See more »

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Touch By Touch
Written by Andy Schweitzer and Alfred Jaklitsch
Performed by Joy
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I don't get it...
22 April 2013 | by dragonofdojimaSee all my reviews

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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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sseo-ni See more »

Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,116,421
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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