Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Take Care of My Cat|
Actors: Doona Bae, Yu-won Lee, Ji-young Ok, Eung-sil Lee, Eung-ju Lee
Director: Jae-eun Jeong
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
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Susan Fong | Las Vegas, NV USA | 08/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I happened to stumble upon "Take Care of My Cat" while searching for movies about cats. This title sounded intriguing so I decided to buy the DVD. I am very happy that I did!
An adorable stray kitten named Tee-Tee is the cat referred to in the title. Tee-Tee serves as a common thread that weaves through the lives of five spirited, attractive young Korean women, former classmates, who remain friends through young adulthood.
Tae-Hee is the sensitive, understanding anchor of this group of friends. She still lives with her parents even though she can barely tolerate her chauvinistic father. Ji-Young is a budding textile artist who resides with her elderly, impoverished grandparents since her own parents died. Hae-Joo is an endearingly self-centered, ambitious office worker who wants to climb the corporate ladder. Unfortunately, she lacks the college degree that will enable her to do so. As such, she is relinquished to the position of a glorified runner. Bi-Ryu and Ohn-Jo are good-natured twin sisters who look so much alike that even their closest friends mistake one for the other.
"Take Care of My Cat" is the kind of movie that Hollywood is no longer willing or able to produce. It is an unhurried, delicately observed slice of life about ordinary people living each day as best they can. It's about the momentary joys and sudden catastrophes life can deliver and the way in which our friendships fortify us.
"Take Care of My Cat" tells its story with grace, honesty, and good doses of humor and wisdom. It's a lovely, bittersweet movie that deserves a large audience.
Worthy coming-of-age film from South Korea.
S. Calhoun | Chicago, IL United States | 09/13/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"TAKE CARE OF MY CAT is a subtle, quiet coming-of-age tale set in urban South Korea; I've seen it twice and have enjoyed both times. After graduating secondary school each of these five friends embark on their own journey to get a job and establish themselves in young adulthood; unfortunately some are more successful than others. As time progresses a few of them are determined to remain in touch but become disillusioned when their friendships become strained. Armed with cellular phones and rapid text-messaging skills they frequently keep track of each other.
What I enjoyed most about this film was its ability to adequately display how the bonds of friendship during childhood are often tested after monumental events such as graduation. I found this depiction of the transition of adolescence into adulthood to be both realistic and honest. There are many quiet scenes of the girls walking along the industrial landscape of the port city of Inchon, South Korea that I found interesting and intriguing. To sum it up, TAKE CARE OF MY CAT is a film worth watching. Recommended."
Beautiful, even with subtitles
Ace | East Coast | 09/07/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Nice background music too.
Hauntingly lovely film -- takes us on an adventure with these girls, all trying to find their place or escape from their present fate, while still trying to remain friends.
Walks through the gritty scenery, parties on rooftops while locked out on a freezing night, and a sweet little orphan cat, ties these bonds ever so closely, even while the girls seem to drift apart.
Wish they had NOT shown that very sad cat shelter footage -- but maybe it will inspire someone to help those poor little feline waifs. Still think the world has a long way to go before it realizes the true worth of ALL living beings.