Sunny (2008)

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In 1971 Korea, Soon-Yi (Su-Ae) is an average housewife, whose only hobby is singing. At the time, some 320,000 Korean men are dispatched to fight alongside American troops in the Vietnam War, and her husband, Sang-gil (Uhm Tae-Woong), is one of them. She decides to go to Vietnam to search for Sang-gil by joining a "consolatory band" that cheers up troops. Newly named "Sunny," she embarks on a journey of self-discovery and love.

  • Native title:

    님은 먼곳에
  • Also Known as:

    Nimeun Meongotyi

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Jul 30, 2015
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.5
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 7.5
Unlike most of the comments bellow I did not watch this movie on accident. I came to watch Soo Ae look pretty, and she did. Honestly I'm a big fan of anything set in other eras, I had high expectation for Soo Ae's character and I was excited to see Jeong Jin Yeong again after watching him in Love Rain.

I had high expectation for the cast and they did not disappoint. read more The characters themselves were simple yet charming, managing to pull at my heartstrings despite only knowing them for a few short hours. Obviously the main point of this movie is Sunny's character development, and they managed to pull it off in a believable and entertaining way. Making this story and characters one of my favorites.

This movie has a lot of music, considering it follows a band that was to be expected. There's not much to comment on here since the stages/performances were much more important than the music itself. The music numbers were fun to sing along to ( some of them were in English ) especially if you like oldies. Overall this was a very nice movie, I don't like rewatching things so I doubt I'll be going back to it -- but one definetly could.

One thing I want to point out tho...this is not a romantic movie no matter how much the synopsis makes it seem like it is. This is about growth and friendships, which is not a bad thing but I was expecting a lot more romance. The ending was also somewhat open ended, which I do not like. Because they did not follow through with Sunny's and Yong Deuk's plotline ( there was something there! ) and didn't really give this movie the closure it deserved, I will not give this a 10/10. I did like the ending, I think the movie was very entertaining but I was not fully satisfied with it.
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    jxsilicon9 Sep 24, 2015

    It was an arranged marriage. So why would she care to find him? She whores herself out anyway.

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    nanaskura Feb 15, 2014 - edited

    Tried to order Sunny (2011) off YesAsia, this one came in the mail instead! Big surprise, so I really hope it's worth it! The packaging is at least quite pretty.

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      Raza Jun 27, 2014

      This made me lol!

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    supalove Jan 22, 2014

    this actually ended up being really good even though i accidentally ran into it, while searching for the 2011 one. i actually quite enjoyed it but i suggest watching it in the daytime because, even though the entirety of it is not slow, there are certain scenes that will put you to sleep!

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    mazingerhunter Oct 6, 2013

    Where can i watch this? it's not on gooddrama or dramaholics.

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    KateBison Nov 27, 2012

    i love the ending. BANG !! IN THE FACE ! :D
    he deserves it :P

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      charyto Aug 12, 2013

      Where can I see it,please?

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    Mirichan Aug 10, 2012

    I am at part 4 and I already love this movie here <3

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    ashertwinker456 Jun 5, 2012
    Reveal Spoiler »
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    ashertwinker456 Jun 5, 2012

    Woosh,done watching it :) Great Movie :) I Love Soo-Ae

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      AutomnConcerto Jun 7, 2012

      I thought first in Sunny, Sword with no Name or A family ! I didn't watch Midnight Fm yet ...
      Serious, a singer ? It's the first time I heard about it ... Are you sure ?

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      ashertwinker456 Jun 7, 2012

      try to watch midnight fm ^^

      no, no, i'm just asking if she's a singer ??

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      AutomnConcerto Jun 8, 2012

      I will try ! I searched on the web but I found nothing about it. A pity, perhaps ? ;)

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      ashertwinker456 Jun 8, 2012

      yeah ,hope that you'll like it :)

      omo,why??why??,i will try to search too ^^ .
      haha,a pity ?? yeah might be :)

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      eternaltorture Apr 7, 2013

      Lol, no Soo Ae is not a singer, she is just an actress. She was supposed to debut as an idol but she found that she had no singing talent so she switched to acting. ^^

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    AutomnConcerto Jan 3, 2012

    A Masterpiece !! You have to watch this !!


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jul 23, 2008
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 6 min.


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    7.5 (scored by 197 users)
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