Hit romantic comedy and perennial Christmas favourite Love Actually clearly made a lasting impression on Korean writer-director Hong Ji-Young.In 2013, her film Marriage Blue adopted the formula laid out by Richard Curtis’ 2003 smash and followed four engaged couples in the week leading up to their weddings. Eight years later she has done it again: New Year Blues introduces a quartet of vaguely interconnected pairings who must navigate a variety of relationship challenges during the last week of the year.The film’s romantic seasonal setting, attractive cast of hot K-drama talent and even exotic international locations might be sufficient to entice audiences into cinemas, but the film itself proves woefully insubstantial.New Year Blues 2020 Full Movie Download
The end of the year always puts various thoughts in our heads. Sometimes we bear the bitter aftertaste as we regret thinking ‘what did I do this year?’ but we also raise expectations for the new year. And for those who are overwhelmed with an odd mix of emotions, a movie has come to give obvious yet warm consolations; it’s director Hong Ji Young’s new film New Year Blues.
New Year Blues is an omnibus film about four couples and nine men and women who have have to face their own worries a week before the new year. Their concerns aren’t something profound, but something pretty common that we have personally experienced or have commonly seen around us. Therefore, we easily form a consensus with the characters, and joy and emotions hit us when they overcome these challenges as if it’s our own accomplishment.
After being demoted to the Public Service Center, detective Ji Ho (Kim Kang Woo) meets Hyo Young (Yoo In Na), a rehab trainer who asks for personal protection from her husband ahead of their divorce. Even after bickering nonstop, the two bond with “divorce” as a common factor, but Ji Ho cannot readily accept the new relationship because of his past scars. Jin Ah (Lee Yeon Hee) has lived an insecure life as a part-timer, but her vulnerability explodes when her boyfriend dumps her and sends their 6 years together down the drain.