Confidently handled by director Jeong Jae-Eun and set in her native Korea, "Take care of my cat" is an unusual film for many reasons. Shunning the glossier setting of Seoul, the film is set in the working class town of Incheon and it doesn't conform to the usual "women's relationship film" idea of following women's relationships with men. "Take care of my cat" is the story of five young women facing adult lives. It is a story about friendships, growing up and the compromises you make when your dreams have to meet up with reality. The friends learn that constrained by circumstances and geography friendships change and your best friend from yesterday isn't always the person who comes through for you today.
This film doesn't paint its characters in black and white; these are realistic people who are doing the best they can in the conditions they live in.
This is a clever and thoughtful film, well worth watching if you like something a bit more than a brainless blockbuster once in a while.
See you at the Uniplex!!!!
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Du-na Bae, Yu-won Lee, Ji-young Ok
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