After graduating from high school Min Seo fails to get into college. He spends the next year cramming for his entrance exam once again. Jung Hun is a university student fresh out of high school. Late one evening, a high school girl dies. Earlier that evening, Min Seo filmed the girl in an internet cafe without her knowing. Min Seo, Jung Hun, and another girl named Eun Young - who went to the same high school as the dead girl - all become murder suspects in the death of that girl. All three of these young suspects are 19 years old. They don't know each other, but quickly become fugitives from the law. To clear their names they work to uncover the truth behind the girl's death... (AMW) Edit Translation
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The acting was so-so, I never really liked T.O.P's acting. The same goes for Seungri's acting. I'm not saying that they're bad, they're just not that good either :(
BUT, a big BUT, the moral of this movie made it good. They were able to portray it in a good way. I would recomend you to watch this just because of the moral. (AAAND MY ALL-TIME BIAS SEUNGRI, TO ADORABLE!)
Overall it was a good movie, it was quite well-made and the ending left me with a peaceful mind.
Acting/Cast: 3.5/10 || It was stated before, but I'm a VIP which means I'm a huge BIGBANG fan, however being a fan doesn't mean saying 'amen' and just straight up loving everything they do and this movie was a representation of it. It was indeed entertaining to watch Seungri's character struggle here and there, but I couldn't really take him seriously, it is Seungri for God's sake!!
TOP wasn't that much of good actor back then, I'll stop here.
As for Heo Yijae, this is the second time I've watched something with her, the first being Goong S. I like her and I like her acting in this movie, so most credit of the rating I gave here goes for her, also I liked Jung Seungil's acting in this movie, so that rating is good enough.
Music: 2.5/10 || *sighs* Well, TOP's rap was good at the time, it has his marks everywhere, so it's obviously his. Looking back at that time It's interesting to see how much his style has changed, also Seungri's song... No comments!
Rewatch Value: 9.0/10 || Well, the movie is not that good, but here's something about me, the less I like a movie the more comfortable I am in rewatching in whenever I feel like, the movies, dramas, TV shows, cartoons or whatever I like the best I don't watch it all the time, the more I watch the more I get tired of it for some reason, it gets kind of mundane for me, so I'm mostly to rewatch a movie that is not my favotire, though that doesn't happen with movies I dislike, that's another story.
Nineteen tells the fictitious story of three teenagers, strangers to each other with different lifestyles, stories and personalities, but all of them share the same age, 19.
Park Min Seo is high schooler from a wealthy family who didn't make to university, Seo Joong Hun's a freshman from a middle-class family while and Eun Young is also a freshman in university, a very poor girl who work as an assistant in a hairdresser's saloon while taking care of her mother admitted into the hospital with a lethal disease.
None of them know each other until Oh Young Ae, a girl common known to the three of them is found dead, after being instigated during interrogation by the officers in the police station the three of them individually run from there and from then on they're treated as fugitives by the detectives in charge for the case.
Deciding to stay together, the three teenagers start to move from place to place, not telling each other's real name, Joong Hun as #1, Eung Young as #2 and Min Seo as #13, they don't establish any actual plan of escaping or whatsoever, only doing whatever they want to and mostly treating the situation as a casual vacation with friends.
Because his father can protect him, Min Seo doesn't really need to be on a run, but decides to because is something new and thrilling in his life which is usually controlled by his parents, mostly his mother; Joong Hun, who is constantly criticized by those around him, especially his family, deposits his trust in the wrong person.
The main plot is well known and was explored for many movies before, it does had potential to be a good movie, but as I could see, Nineteen was solely a way to promote TOP and Seungri as actors, also promoting BIGBANG (boy group that Choi 'TOP' Seunghyun and Lee 'Seungri' Seunhyun are part of)) in the process, somehow.
Even if it wasn't for that reason, it really looked like that to me. As a VIP (BIGBANG fandom) is was kind of hard to watch the movie without imagining the behind the scenes, mostly considering Seungri's personality and TOP's as well, but that 's another story.
My conclusion is, even though I really like them and Hong Yijae as well, yet this movie was horrible. It was entertaining and I'd recommend if you want to mindlessly watch something, but aside that, nothing much. Don't expect much from this movie or you'll get disappointed.