Movie: Happy New Year (해피 뉴 이어)
Release Date: December 29, 2021
Distributor: CJ Entertainment, TVING
Country: South Korea
Han Ji-Min – So-Jin
Lee Dong-Wook – Yong-Jin
Kang Ha-Neul – Jae-Yong
Lim Yoon-A – Soo-Yeon
Won Jin-A – Yi-Young
Seo Kang-Joon – Yi-Kang
Lee Kwang-Soo – Sang-Hoon
Kim Young-Kwang – Seung-Hyo
Ko Sung-Hee – Young-Joo
Lee Jin-Wook – Jin-Ho
Lee Hye-Young – Catharine
Jung Jin-Young – Sang-Kyu
Lee Kyu-Hyung – fortune-teller
Jo Joon-Young – swimmer
Won Ji-An – figure skater
Released at the end of the year with a star studded cast, this movie mostly revolves around the people working in a hotel and the events leading to the new year.
I love that there are a variety of stories that are connected to each other.
- A girl with a one sided love for her college band mate/best friend – reminded me that when one door closes, another one opens
- The friendship between a star and his manager – reminded me to be grateful for the support of my family, friends and colleagues
- A romance between the hotelier and the housekeeping staff – reminded me that love has no boundaries
- High school students falling in love – reminded me that you sometimes have to take risks
- Former lovers reunite – reminded me that it’s never too late to start a new life, romance, career
- A guy who wants to end his life on the last day of the year – reminded me that life is precious and we should cherish our time on earth
I liked 1,2 and 6 story line the most.
The movie is quite long, almost 2.5 hours but needed to squeeze in all the stories. We dont get a background of who they are since there’s no time, it looks like we are just getting a glimpse of their lives a week before the new year.
Perfect to watch during the new year or if you just want a simple and light movie.