20th Century Girl (2020)

Movie: 20th Century Girl (20세기 소녀)
Release Date: October 21, 2022
Runtime: 119 min.
Distributor: Netflix

Plot: A girl tries to get close to a boy that her best friend likes while the best friend is away, and the girl falls in love with the guy’s best friend.

Main Cast:

Kim Yoo Jung – Na Bora

Byun Woo Seok – Poong Woonho

Park Jung Min – Baek Hyun Jin

Roh Yoon Seo – Kim Yeon Doo

Review: This movie reminds me of classic Korean movies in the early 2000s like Ditto, The Classic, Lover’s Concerto etc about friends, youth, falling in love, and sad endings. I kinda guessed that Bora got mixed up with who Hyunjin was, since she didnt have a picture and it was hard when there were no cellphone cameras back then. Watching the movie I thought Hyunjin dodnt look THAT handsome for Yeondoo to fall in love that quick and turns out I was right!

I love the girls’ friendship, they were willing to sacrifice or let go of love for the other person. My only comment is I wished they showed a little more of what really happened to Woonho, not just one scene with the younger brother. I thought if we were still in the 2000s we will get a full heartbreaking scene where he was supposed to fly to Seoul but had a car accident and they couldn’t meet in the airport or a terminal illness he hid from Bora or any other tragic ending that will make people cry.

Rating: 8.5