"Come, Closer" covers the broken relationships of five different couples.
Su Jin (Kim Hyo Seo ) works in a coffee shop. On a slow evening, with no customers in the cafe, she receives a phone call from a Polish guy in Holland looking for his ex-girlfriend. Su Jin tells him she has time to listen.
Hye Young (Yozoh) is the singer for an up and coming indie band, while Ju Young (YoonHee Seok) is the guitarist. People often mistake the two for boyfriend and girlfriend.
Young Soo (Oh Chang Suk) brings over a girl named Se Yun (Yeom Bo Ra) after a night of drinking. The girl admires the erotic comics that he draws. She asks him about the rumor that he is gay. Young Soo replies if there's rumors then it must be true. They then kiss.
Hyun Oh (Yun Gye Sang) drives his car out of a parking lot on a rainy evening. Out of nowhere, his ex-girlfriend Eun Hee (Jung Yu Mi) stands in front of his car. She then gets in his car.
Young Soo lays on the couch on his apartment in turmoil. His boyfriend Woon Chul (Jang Seo Won) finally comes home after a night drinking with friends. Young Soo tells him that he is leaving him for a girl...
Cast & Credits
You have different stories, but all of them are somehow connected. (It's sort of an anthology film.) Not only because of the topic, but some characters and scences are connected to each other.
Some of the parts are a little bit weird, but they make sense. You get the feeling, that the stories are REAL. And I mean REAL. Because I can read that in a lot of reviews for dramas, but I often don't agree, because they often are overly dramatic or at least at some points you can't feel it's real. In contrast, “Come, Closer” is real the whole time, not only because of the great acting, but because of the genuine stories. You feel like you’re sitting right next to the characters and listening to their conversations. 20 minutes in this movie equals 20 minutes in real time, so there’s not a lot of plot. The stories are sad, but it’s a special kind of sad. Not the one that makes you cry for hours, but the one that makes you think about what you saw and that leaves you melancholic, dull and chastened.
The way the movie is shot and the use of music emphasize the movie’s stifling atmosphere. The character’s conversations and feelings are on the spotlight. It’s tense and you don’t need the music to make it more dramatic, so they didn’t use any music in these situations. But if they used music, I really liked it itself. :)
I guess a lot of you won’t like the movie, because it’s lengthy and doesn’t have much of a plot, so it might be very boring for you. So, if you’re looking for something melodramatic and with a lot of plot twists that’ll surprise you – you better not watch “Come, Closer”.
You should watch “Come, Closer” if you want to see an authentic movie that takes you into real life, without a bunch of plot twists, but great acting. And if you want to see something different from the usual romantic and melodramatic movies/dramas we all know.
Please don’t stop during the first story, I think the better parts are the ones after the introduction. ^^ If you really can’t help it, skip the first ~10 minutes but give the other stories a chance. ;)