Won-seul who suffers from cerebral palsy has a daughter named Ja-ya. She was the victim of school violence, bullying as well as rape, and she chose death. Won-seul struggles to reveal the truth about her death but he feels helpless at the truth of our society today. Won-seul decides to take revenge on society...
A bullying movie that shocks! At the same time it teaches us a true lesson and irritates us in the form of the mundane injustices of our world! Much to the applause of director Yun Hak-Ryeol along with his screenwriter Kim Yeon-Ho have managed to give a new meaning to the word bullying and its consequences.
"My Little Baby, Jaya" was very well planned and executed to the smallest detail, aware of the cliché on the subject, the film goes from bullying to heavy, a simple joke because of Jaya's father being intellectual "disabled" Collective rape.
The structural form of the film impresses, few can tell a story following the assiduity of the theme while maintaining focus and harmonization. It all requires experience and planning, it is not just telling a story that has to make it attractive to the watchful eyes of the viewers.
The film achieves this, in addition to extracting extreme feelings from the viewers in the face of injustice also makes us reflect.
Jaya a simple and poor girl, has as father Won-Sool who tries and works even with his limitations, because he feels an unconditional love for his daughter who raised her from an early age.
Aware of her father's deficiency, Jaya tries to deal with bullying alone and also joins forces to earn money in return for her father's efforts, but feels powerless from the moment she realizes she has no way of defending herself since her father According to society "no" has the ability to defend the daughter ...
When bullying becomes the extreme of the word for Jaya, in the form of a diary where she recorded everything she suffered in school but quietly followed her life, the father discovers the barbarities suffered by the daughter, even "deficient" intellect can Understand and search for solution, from tied hands, part to the extreme, revenge. One of the most shocking scenes is the torture of the hook, dude, that messes with who you're used to. Without a doubt "My Little Baby, Jaya" is a sensational movie recommended!
I agree mostly with the Han Cinema review by William Schwartz that the amount of suffering Jaya endured was heavy-handed, eclipsing the majority of the movie, allowing us briefly to empathize with her father's feeling of helplessness and revenge.
Unfortunately, much of Jaya's suffering and death are in vain due to her father's cerebral palsy, as he goes on a sort of mentally challenged rampage that falls way short of meeting my criteria for vigilante justice.
Like Mr. Schwartz, I thought maybe she would've done better going with the social worker in the beginning.