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Girls rule the school in Sunny

The top movie on my 2011 to-watch list was I Love You… until now. This one just shot up the ranks to number one, because PLEASE, just look at the outfits! It’s called Sunny, it’s set in 1980, stars rising actress Shim Eun-kyung (Bad Guy), and is all about girl power. I already love it, and I’ve only laid eyes on the trailer.

The feel-good coming-of-age tale is about a group of seven girls who were the best of friends in their teens. There’s the jjang, the princess, the clown, the foul-mouth, etc, and Shim Eun-kyung plays Nami, the new girl in town. It spans decades as they meet up again as adults, and reconnect over who they were and who they’ve become since.

Here’s the addictively awesome trailer, below. It introduces Nami as the new girl, who befriends the jjang (the alpha, top dog) Choon-hwa, and joins the ragtag group of girls who become her lifelong friends. At the end of the trailer, one of the ladies reminisces, “We were so refined back then.” Cut to same girl in the past: “Omo, crazy bitch!” Back to the present: “We read books, listened to classical music….” LOL.

Shim Eun-kyung last announced that she was leaving Korea to study abroad, stateside, but she put it off the second she read the script for Sunny. I don’t blame her. There’s only so long she can play a teenager, and this already looks to be my new favorite movie of the summer. She does still plan to study abroad, and has dreams of directing someday.

The film stars Shim Eun-kyung and Yoo Ho-jung as Nami, Kang So-ra and Jin Hee-kyung as Choon-hwa, Kim Min-young and Go Soo-hee as Jang-mi, Park Jin-joo and Hong Jin-hee as Jin-hee, Nam Bora and Lee Yeon-kyung as Geum-ok, Kim Bomi and Kim Sun-kyung as Bok-hee, and finally Min Hyo-rin as Suzy.

It pretty much looks like the definition of a good time, with some heartwarming drama thrown in for good measure. It’s directed by Kang Hyung-chul of Speed Scandal, which is pitch-perfect in off-kilter tone. I seriously could not be more excited to see what he’s done with this fantastic cast and setup.

Sunny is out in theaters now. I’ll let you know when and if it premieres on this side of the Pacific. If this doesn’t get a theatrical run in the States, imma fly my ass to Korea to see this thing. What’s that, you say? The Internets? Never heard of them. Are they a band?

Via NoCut News, Naver

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\ this seems interesting and cute

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OMG. this is gonna be my #1 summer film of the year. <3

CANNOT WAIT UNTIL I GET MY HANDS ON THIS FILM. i love love love love love shimeunkyung. that girl has SPUNK.
& wow, min hyo rin? *___* CAN'T WAIT! (except it looks like she doesn't come out that much)

hahaha my favorite girl is that choonhwa girl who cusses :D freaking hilarious! :3

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Okay, now I wanna see it >.<

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interesting! looks like suzy is no longer around when they grew up. guessing what happened...

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And why does she looks so sad...
Or is it just Min Hyo Rin?

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man, thats what i was looking at too. you never see her smile in the pictures or the trailer. but i wont just assume what happen. ALOT of things could happen when it comes to girl friends.

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OMG, DO NOT kill/take out Min Hyo Rin please....I love her!

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In these kinds of movies, one of them always had to die *sighs* @[email protected]~

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Argh. So true. It's sad but it's also the reason why the team sticks together like glue.

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maybe they didnt have enough budget for the adult version of her. ha

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Hahaha...her face says "i'm the one that dies"

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LOL! her face says it all....

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I badly wanna watch!!!

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AWESOME TRAILER!!! and i love Shim Eun Kyung!!!!!

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That swimmer girl from Dr. Champ! :D

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I was trying to remember where I saw her! hehe!

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Omooo I love this girl! Since bad guy^^ heheh nice! Will watch it when it get subbed!

And LOL and ewww (orange juice) at the end.

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Well, this looks good. Wonder if after the long wait for it to reach DVD, will it be subbed in English? And will I even remember it? :(

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Kind of reminds me of the movie Now and Then, only more zany and fun, looks like. :D

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That's what I was thinking!! The plot and set-up sounds very similar (especially with the older cast reminiscing about their youth).

I still want to see I Love You more, but this one's definitely on my list of must-sees. ^_^

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Btw since Bad Guy this girl says she will go abroad to study, but it seems projects keep appearing and don't letting her go. (This makes me jappy xD)

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*HAPPY

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from what i heard, she flew into korea for the press conference/promotions for this movie but she is already studying in the US. there was that whole rumor that she was lee jia and seo taiji's hidden daughter. crazy netizens.

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I was laughing so hard when Nami started cursing, lol.
I want to see this.

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why do they remind me of the baby-sitters club?

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collection of girls with different personalities all getting along? yup
jjang - Kristy
geek - Mary-Anne/Mallory
crazy - Claudia
pretty one - dawn/stacey

etc etc

man i miss those books.

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Haha so true! except wackier, and with swearing.

Plus this has bad eighties fashions, BSC had bad nineties fashions.

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Aww, the BSC! You made me totally nostalgic now.

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Okay, this looks like a lot of fun!! Even without understanding a word, it's still a great trailer.

I think there's going to be the sad side to the movie too. I noticed that Min Hyo-rin's character doesn't have an adult counterpart and she looks really pale in a lot of the shots of her.

And OMG, 80s fashions! What were we all collectively thinking?!

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Hmmm....that we were "bitchin"?!

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so this was the movie Shim Eun Kyung did last!....*adds to list of 2011 movies*....loooks wonderful

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Why are there only 5 adults? :'(

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Er, I mean SIX.

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when's the Internet band playing?

i didn't understand a word but the actions said it all ... awesome girl movie!

can't wait until the band comes to town too!

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OMO the BGM making me sooo nostalgic... now i miss my high school gal pals...

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Only 6 adults? Did someone die? Oh no, that sounds too melodramatic for a feel-good movie. Probably one of them has a falling out, like most friendship.

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Glad I'm not the only one who noticed.

And you can never trust a trailer.

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This does look QUITE awesome!

6 as adults...7 as kids...and the missing one looked sickly as a teen.

*sigh*

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Man, I'm in love with them already.

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I just added this to my Must-Do list when I go to Korea in 2 weeks! (everything else on the list starts with "must eat...")

Hope it's still out in theaters when I get there....I love 80's!!!

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Reminds me of a Korean version of Now and Then.

I love nostalgic-feel good movies like this
(13 going on 30? Freaky Friday? etc lol)

I CANT WAIT!!! It looks like super fun and a chick flick I can def. watch with the girls lol

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YES. I agree! The first thing that I thought about was that the plot sounded familiar. Now & Then was one of my favorite movies growing up.

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I just notice how Shim Eun Kyung has a resemblance to Lee Yo Won

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nop she looks more like Ha Ji Won (see Hwang Jin Yi)
Nam Ji Hyun have a better resemblance like Lee Yo Won - she is her younger version in QSD -at first view of the episodes I didn't even noticed when they changed the actress

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this is going to make me so nostalgic about high school

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assa!!! totally want to see this!!

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Min Hyo Rin!!!!!! <3<3<3

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awww, this is adorable. love girl power and girls banding together. CANNOT WAIT to see this. might have to make that korea trip this summer then...

Plus the 80s music is AWESOME! I wish I grew up in an era that had such iconic music... somehow the 90s/2000s just aren't as cool

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They keep showing the trailer over here, and I'm dying to see it! However, being unable to understand a word would make it difficult....GF, you can totally stay at my apartment if you want to come watch and translate! :)

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Girl power ~ awesome. Looking forward to watching this.

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why does it look like they were busting out the dance moves to "Gee" by SNSD in one of those pictures.. o_0?

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and in the trailer, when they were facing off another group of girls, one of them shouted, "OI, SNSD!" LOL. and i saw Gee's ending pose, too.

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This looks like a winner--I'm a big fan of quirky, feel-good movies like this! It doesn't hurt that Shim Eun Kyung is playing the lead. She's been great in the other projects I've seen her in! Can't wait for this one!

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Thanks for the alert JB! This sure takes me back to my high school days. The fashion and the girlfriends, ah the 80s! Awesome.

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I love the vibe coming from this movie. It's on my to-watch list also. I see the girl from OUaTiSC is here with glasses.

Thanks GF!

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Yessss I like this kinda movies'' reminds me of Back to the future" XD

I was wondering why there are 6 ladies "as adults" when they where 7?.. well it's seem so we figure it out after watching this movie..

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Maybe the missing girl went abroad? :D

Hmm, I only recognize Kang So Ra among the list, iirc she was Yoo Seung Ho's love interest in 4th Period Murder Mystery.

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oh, watched this on its opening day i rea and i totally love it! i watched it without english subs (my korean is very basic) but i enjoyed every minute of it. will def get the dvd when it comes out!

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This looks SO GOOD.

And I love Min Hyo-rin! It looks like she's playing a character completely opposite to Haru from Triple though. She looks so cold in all of these stills.

Anyway, can't wait to see this!!!

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omg

i love it

i really really really love it

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It looks like a good movie despite my lovely Min Hyo Rin looking as if she is going to die some time in the movie, but what is a Korean movie without someone dying?

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Already looks like one of them dies from the poster comparison.

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okay, that looks AWESOME.

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after reading this i dreamt the movie. it was pretty good btw.

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Haha! ^

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Nam Bo-ra! And Shim Eun-kyung! This looks great! <3

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all these young actresses look like the cooler group than girlgroup idols. like the exclusive one. hahaha. like it though

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i LOVED Shim Eun-kyung in SWEET BUNS!!! seriously the most underrated drama ever. can't wait to watch this

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That looks so fantastic!! Aaah, 80's...
No chance though, they would screen it in Europe :(
Shall I buy the plane ticket as well then? ;)

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I really REALLY want to watch this movie.
SO BAD.
Looks amazing.

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So i guess one of them dies since there is one less in the bottom pic

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maybe they come together again for the funeral?

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