Kang Hyoung-chul, working from a screenplay by slightly more veteran Kang Hyeong-Cheol (any relation, I wonder?) and another first-timer Lee Byung-heon, this Kang/Lee combo has come up with quite the winning ticket. Despite its just-over-two-hour length, Sunny moves quickly and in sprightly fashion toward its rather foregone conclusion. Along the way, there are enough charming or moving scenes -- both with the high-schoolers and the adult women -- to make the trip worthwhile.
Sim Eun-kyeong, above), a budding artist in school, seems to have given up any career aspirations by becoming a wife and mother to a noticeably unappreciative husband and child. We see her artwork at moments throughout the movie. At the film's close, do keep the DVD playing throughout the end credits to view some beautifully drawn examples of this artwork that culminate in one drawing that takes our story, in quite lovely fashion, to its ultimate conclusion.
CJ Entertainment, and a hugely popular movie in its home country, made an American DVD debut this past Tuesday, and is available for sale or rental from the usual suspects.