Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Releases July 9th, 2015 (North American Premiere at NYAFF)
1 hr 55 min
Language: Korean with English Subtitles
Not Rated


Written and Directed by: Lee Byeong-Heon

Kim Woo-Bin as Chi-Ho
Lee Joon-Ho as Dong-Woo
Kang Ha-Neul as Gyung-Jae
Jung So-Min as So-Min
Jung Joo-Yeon as Eun-Hye
Lee Yoo-Bi as So-Hee
Min Hyo-Rin as Jin-Joo
Kim Eui-Sung as Chi-Ho's father
Park Myung-Shin as Chi-Ho's mother
Oh Hyun-Kyung as Dong-Woo's mother
Park Hyuk-Kwon as Movie Director

Review by The Secret Screener

Chi-Ho (Kim Woo-Bin), Dong-Woo (Lee Joon-Ho) and Gyung-Jae (Kang Ha-Neul) have been best friends since fighting over a girl in high school. Now having graduated high school they are twenty and trying to figure out what they are supposed to do with their lives. 

If you like films like "National Lampoon's Van Wilder", "American Pie", or "Euro Trip" you will love this film. It's about 3 friends at a crossroads in their lives after graduating high school and being twenty years of age. Chi-Ho (Kim Woo-Bin) is the ladies man that has a girlfriend but spends time trying to woo other women, Dong-Woo (Lee Joon-Ho) is an aspiring artist who's family is bankrupt and is working 3 jobs while going to school to work on his art and dream of being a comic book artist, and Gyung-Jae (Kang Ha-Neul) is a virgin in college going after all the wrong women. It's your typical coming of age comedy. I laughed like a fool multiple times from the hijinks and was feeling for the characters when the somber scenes happened in the film. I would suggest this for teens that are trying to figure out what they want their lives to be and for anyone looking to laugh. 

"Twenty" is to comedy what I wish more major studio films should aspire to be like, I walked in to this film cold not knowing anything about at all and was pleasantly surprised. It was funny as hell, emotional when it needed to be and just good. It didn't try to be something it wasn't. It is everything I enjoy about good comedies, It stayed on point to the plot and just made you laugh. One scene where Chi-Ho is pitching his script idea to a movie director had me in tears laughing, I want you all reading this to go watch this film and enjoy it as much as I did. It was great.


The Secret Screener

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