After The Banquet

After The Banquet (2009)

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In the countryside at a Catholic Church luxurious cars come rolling in. A wedding is set to take place between Ji-hong (Seon-woo Shin) and Yu-ri (Ye Ji-Won). The couple met as music club members at their university. Their friends from their university days are all arriving, most of whom they haven't seen in 10 years.

Seung-ho is now lawyer and now married.

Hyeong-woo is now a university professor who is persistently single. read moreKyeong-ho is now PD at a television station.

Seong-ju is now a business women who brought along her boyfriend 12 years her junior.
Min-hee has a stable family.

All of these friends are in the middle thirties. During the wedding the friends notice that one person from their music club, Jeong-hee, is missing from the wedding.

After the wedding all the friends gather together at the vacation home operated by Ji-hong and Yu-ri. During the evening a young girl named Mi-rae (Ko Ah-Sung) appears at the vacation home. She informs the group that Yeong-hee was her mother and she died in a car accident one month ago. Furthermore, she tells everyone that she came here to meet her father. Tension, shock, and surprise then overtakes the gathered friends as they recall their relationships with Yeong-hee.

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silent_whispers
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May 28, 2016
  • Overall 4.0
  • Story 4.0
  • Acting/Cast 5.0
  • Music 4.0
  • Rewatch Value 1.0
To be quite honest I watched this movie for two reasons. Firstly it was supposed to be the "Korean version of Mama Mia”! Secondly Shin Seong Woo is in it. Please and thank you.

Well Shin Seong Woo was a treat to watch. It was actually time I had ever seen him act. It was a treat.

Sadly I thought the script felt off. It takes the wild and energetic feel of read more the original story and tones it down. I think they were going for a sweet, dreamy, and contemplative feel. Which at times made the humor feel off. Especially when talking about the woman's escapades with men as her daughter comes to find out who her father is after her mother's death.

Yeah, different tone. At times I felt myself more bored than engaged in the story. The music wasn't quite what I had expected and visually it was just average. I felt like the writers weren't sure what kind of twist they wanted to put on their remake. For me, it was a miss. Though I feel like others might like the quality of it. It was interesting seeing a Korean remake this time around, so I'll give it that. (I've seen a lot of American remakes on Korean/foreign movies lately.)
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10 days ago
  • Overall 7.5
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 7.5
  • Music 7.5
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
The story a blast form the past. Korean version of mamma mia. It was kinda cute but the setting doesnt do much to help. Its raining and cold and the set just feel cold. I think if there was some sunshine it woulda been more livelier. The actors did a good job, it just felt dull.
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    bmore Dec 19, 2014

    Sweet quiet movie. Wonderfully relaxing to watch on a cold winter evening. Nothing much to it really, no surprises. Just nice to join in the lives of these people for a couple hours. Definitely the kind of movie you wouldn't mind watching again just for the atmosphere of it. 7.5/10

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    dpcirizarry123 Mar 31, 2013

    Surprisingly great! I was bored & decided to see this one just because. I wasn't expecting much but I found a great movie. I highly recommend it.

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    Bladey Jan 6, 2012

    Part of the Telecinema, along woth postman to Heaven, Dream come true and Triangle, The Relation of Face, Mind and Love, 19-Ninteen,

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Dec 3, 2009
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.

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