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Unforgettable 순정 (2016) – FILM REVIEW

IMK Rating: ★★★
How far would you go to help your friend, your best friend, more importantly how far would you go to look after the love of your life? One radio call brings back memories of a time when 5 teenage lives changed forever. The story isn’t just about friends who would do anything for each other, but a group friends who had to go through events that should never have taken place.
Was anybody really at fault? Could the events leading up to the accident have been changed? or altered? They would never know.

Unforgettable is about 5 teenagers who are spending quality time in a rural village in South Korea. As a group they end up getting into some mischief here and there, but are generally good teens. Soo Ok (Kim so hyun) however is the only one in the group that cannot walk properly, she is helped by her friends more times than she would like, her friends; San dol, Gae Duk (David Lee) and Gil Ja however see no burden placed upon them and happily go along with their duty as her friend.
Beom Sil (Do Kyung soo) likes Soo Ok but keeps it to himself, he carries her on his back and shows her that it is okay for her to depend on him forever. Soo Ok however is praying for a miracle in terms of getting a surgery that will straighten her legs. The chances however are slim as the other leg can easily be damaged too. She relies on the words of a local doctor who is volunteering in the area. With her hopes up she carries on living day by day. One day secrets are revealed and the consequences are unimaginable.
Kyungsoo’s acting was definitely a highlight in the movie, not only did he portray every feeling, we as the audience felt, but more. He showed us that even though he was hurting inside he still tried to keep it within himself. If you haven’t watched him in ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love or ‘I Remember You’, you need to, he definitely sets himself apart from his fellow idol actors. The rest of the actors were great too! You can watch more of David Lee as he starred in JTBC’s ‘Mirror of the Witch’ where he plays a king!
The movie definitely had some slow moments at times, which I think was part of the build up. The storyline itself could have had more of an impact towards the beginning, instead of such a big one in the end. The ending wasn’t as predictable as I initially thought it was going to be. There are many heartbreak and tear jerking moments, which would be inevitable when young adults come together and share hardships. Kim So Hyun’s acting was very convincing, especially making her disability realistic.
Overall the movie was definitely worth watching!
Running Time: 113 minutes

The author: Nabila Abib

An avid reader, constant day dreamer, and an occasional writer. If it’s Korean, I want to know about it! Walking K-film and K-drama dictionary. Has a soft spot for K-indie music.
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