Will You Be There?

Will You Be There? (2016)

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Soo-Hyun is a surgeon who doesn't have much time left due to a serious illness. His wish is to see his girlfriend who died in an accident 30 years ago. The surgeon gets 10 pills, from a mysterious old man, that allow him to time-travel to the past. He decides to go and save his girlfriend, but there he meets his younger self...

  • Native title:

    당신, 거기 있어줄래요
  • Also Known as:

    Will You Be There For Me?; You, Will You Be There For Me?;

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Jul 2, 2017
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 6.0
This is definitely a sweet little sentimental film. Unlike many time-travel dramas and movies, it uses this theme in the sense of “what if” and leaves viewers to reflect about life. The lead character does not go back in time to save the world but to merely save his loved ones. It’s personal and small-scale. I loved the reactions (I wouldn’t say ‘relationship’) between his present and past self, and I thought read more they looked so much like father and son.

This movie had a quite ‘commercial’ mood, meaning they made the overall tone light enough to reach a wide range of viewers. The directing, the cinematography, the atmosphere, even the story and the core message itself weren’t explored in depth. Personally I think It lacked personality, considering the fact that I enjoy independent films where messages are deeper and cinematography targets my ‘aesthetic trash’ self. In the story here there’s only a bit of romance, a bit of friendship, a bit of comedy, a bit of family and a bit of medical, portrayed in a rather vibrant palette. Nothing particularly stood out. Nothing deep.

However, this could be a good point for someone who’s looking for a rather light watch. It’s really nothing grand like its *wrong* choice of tagline: “What if you get 10 chances to change your past?” It doesn’t drive you to calculate your ability for 10 times time-travel that much.

Acting was really great in here. The leads Kim Yoonseok and Byun Yohan were alive in their roles. Other actors also did well. The music didn’t stand out to me, but it wasn’t awkward. It also seems like an easy choice to rewatch, but I don’t really know what I’d rewatch this for. I’m not a re-watcher so don’t mind my score.
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Jan 28, 2017
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.5
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 5.0
I honestly loved this movie! Even though it did move a little slow at times (e.g., dialogue and character development), the plot was absolutely superb from beginning to end. The writers did a marvelous job thinking this one through, even down to the small, creative intracacies. The cast's (outstanding) acting was really the icing on the cake, making the story more relatable and believable. The chemistry and personalities expressed throughout this movie read more are just soo touching!! Perhaps the ending might seem predictable to some people, but the journey there was anything BUT forseeable. What a gem. ^^
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Both take place in different "worlds" - W has the real and the comic book world, and Will You Be There has the past and the future world.
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They're both about time travel,
Both films play at your heartstrings.
If you're looking for a feelsy time travel-related film you'll love "Will You Be There?"
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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 7 days ago

    OMG what a beautiful movie, this is the best young & old version pairs I have ever seen in a movie/drama. Perfect casting & the acting was so good, script & above all a happy ending! I wouldn't mind a drama with this plot!

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    ClaudiaKdramaFan 7 days ago

    OMG what a beautiful movie, this is the best young & old version pairs I have ever seen in a movie/drama. Perfect casting & the acting was so good, script & above all a happy ending! I wouldn't mind a drama with this plot!

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    hollywillow 18 days ago

    Do I need to say more? This is a very good movie and for you who are looking for some tear-jerking kind of movie, this one is for you. My eyes are literally swollen right now.

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    LPA Jun 21, 2017

    Good movie!! Really Good time travel story. One of the best I've seen. Good ending! Could watch again. I rated it 9 out of 10.

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    inspirit91 Jun 3, 2017

    I loved this movie!! The acting in this movie is really so good ~ Kim Yoon Seok's movies are all so good. But I also really enjoyed Byun Yo Han's acting here. The story line of this movie is refreshing and beautiful. It has a lot of surprises at least in my opinion. A great movie once again.

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    KarolK May 12, 2017

    For me 9.5/10 because it's simply beautiful movie

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    Film mediated, cliché theme, has good scenarios and music, but the execution in some moments leaves to be desired, I did not understand how a pill can do back in time, I think a bit absurd, without logical foundation, but anyway, it is still a movie Good, because it has a cast that saves and some very cool parts.

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    Jay May 9, 2017

    2016? wow I thought they don't make them like this anymore.

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    Panda May 4, 2017

    at some point in the movie the dialogue goes like this
    -if i miss someone so much and i can't meet them anymore what should i do ?
    -just think of the happy moments together.
    the movie was so lovely and the time travel thing was handled so well, i like how they didnt add useless misunderstandings and questions about past and future, it seemed more mature.
    as the lead said - "does it have to be a happy ending? its a good ending"
    byun yohan is so hot oh my god

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    bmore Apr 28, 2017

    -sweet movie, well done, nice romance and the time travel was done well ...not breaking the 'rules' of time travel like so many dramas now do.

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    irilight Apr 16, 2017

    I just finished reading the book and watching the movie. Both awesome. Of course, the book is more detailed, but they did a great job in the movie.

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    Sadrietty Feb 1, 2017

    I feel like a lot could have been prevented but he was too careless abt taking the pills without thinking beforehand what to do once he time travels ?

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    Charming92 Feb 1, 2017 - edited

    What was beautiful here wasn't the love story but the friendship.

    I found the movie sweet but weak story wise and quite boring, still worth watching.

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    Randz Jan 14, 2017 - edited

    such a beautiful movie, i heard its based on the novel will you be there by the french writer guillaume musso.. more movies based on books needed they usually tend to be quite beautifully delivered.
    Highly recommended

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    Asianfireflies Jan 10, 2017

    good storyline love it..it's worth watching^^


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 14, 2016
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 51 min.


  • Score:

    8.3 (scored by 393 users)
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