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Sunny (2011)

Sseo-ni (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 22 August 2011 (USA)
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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
So-ra Kang ... 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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Taglines:

The sunniest moment of our lives

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Comedy | Drama

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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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References The Party (1980) See more »

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thinking of my friends and days of the past
22 April 2012 | by sjy-sujeongSee all my reviews

I knew that this kind of movie, with people reminiscing about the old days and the deep meaning of friendship, if well carried out, be a big hit. So it was with Sunny. My friends saw it first and told me how much it got them to thinking of our own school days and how much they missed being together.

This movie made me tear up all the way through and really reminded me of my own special friends who I can't see very often now, being far away from home, and also my school days. We used to run around and dance like the characters of Sunny, and laugh louder than we can now. In those days, I think the value of friendship was so different, since we spent so much time together, my relationship with friends were mostly all that mattered. Now, as we grow older, we might believe that friendship is getting deeper, as much as the years gone by, but with our own separate careers and busy lives, we have to but understand how we are growing distant from each other and we must learn to be adults and just accept that.

Most importantly, I think this movie teaches us the way to be a friend. What it means to be a true friend, something that is too easily forgotten nowadays.

It is true that it's hard to keep up with each other during stressful and busy times, especially when we are all at different levels and stages in life, facing different problems; could be financial, business, family etc issues, things that we could not imagine during our school days, but, as with one of the sayings in the movie, we should keep an eye on our friends at all times. If they need help, we should give it to them till they become alright. Because if we don't, who can? That is the privilege of being a friend.

This movie is definitely a must-see. I want my mum to see it too but I'm afraid she will feel sad, more so than me, and I can also imagine that when my other friends see this, they will probably be reminded of the same things that I was reminded of. It was just such a beautifully made film.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

22 August 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea

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$51,116,421
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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