New Year Blues

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    I. Introduction

    New Year Blues is a 2021 South Korean romantic comedy film. The film stars Kim Kang-woo, Yoo In-na, Yoo Yeon-seok, Lee Yeon-hee, Lee Dong-hwi, Chen Duling, Yeom Hye-ran, Choi Soo-young and Teo Yoo. The filming began November 19, 2019 and finished January 17, 2020. It was released in South Korean on February 10, 2021.

    II. Synopsis

    Four very different couples with very different problems, needs, and concerns face up to their worries and obstacles at the start of a brand new year. Ji Ho is a divorcee police detective from a violent crime unit who meets Hyo Young, a rehab trainer who needs protection as she seeks to conclude her divorce. The two have their own issues, but find that the longer they spend together, the more they realize they have in common.

    Jae Heon and Jin Ah are two young twenty somethings who are having a hard time in their respective lives and travel to Argentina, where they meet for the first time. Over time, they realize that they could inspire one another to take positive steps to rebuild their dreams. Meanwhile, Yong Chan is the chief executive of a travel agency. He is set to wed his fiancée Yao Lin. But when he is cheated out of all of his money, he decides to keep the setback from her – and her family.

    An avid gardener is beset on all sides by naysayers and prejudice as she tries to make a success of her romance with her boyfriend Rae Hwan, a snowboarder who represents his country at the Paralympic Games.

    III. Cast

    Pic Name Character
    Kim Kang-Woo Ji-Ho
    Yoo In-Na Hyo-Young
    Yoo Yeon-Seok Jae-Hun
    Lee Yeon-Hee Jin-A
    Lee Dong-Hwi Yong-Chan
    Chen Duling Yaolin
    Yoo Teo Rae-Hwan
    Sooyoung O-Wol

    IV. Trailers

    V. Movie

    VI. OSTs

    VII. Reception

    Tyler Colosimo from The Movie Beat has stated - Arriving just in time for the Lunar New Year holiday, New Year Blues (2021) is a light-hearted South Korean multinarrative drama film about love, commitment, family, and carving out new paths in life. It has an overall light hearted tone but there are a few moments of genuine emotion. The film portrays a beautiful moment of pure human connection that transcends both language and culture as the two women are able to mutually find an emotional understanding. Having been in similar situations myself, I was glad to see this challenge portrayed so optimistically to a wide Korean audience that may help public sentiment move towards a more accepting mindset when it comes to international marriages.

    The film has gotten the scores of 7.8 on Mydramalist, 6.4 on IMDB, 9.1 on both Rakuten Viki &, iQiyi respectively.