Kim Yoo-jung is a 20th Century Girl in Netflix’s upcoming romance movie
Did you just read that headline and find your brain failing to connect the words “Netflix” and “romance”? Have no fear, you read it right. Netflix’s anticipated new film 20th Century Girl stars Kim Yoo-jung (Lovers of the Red Sky) as a high schooler in 1999 and tells the story of her first love. And also her BFF’s. And there’s not only first love and summery filters, but 90s fashion and technology. Oh the nostalgia!
The teaser opens with our heroine Na Bora (Kim Yoo-jung) loading up a VHS tape, and we soon see footage of her frolicking amongst cherry blossoms. We also see how close she is with her bestie Yeon-du, who’s played by Roh Yoon-seo (Our Blues).
Yeon-du is in the midst of her first love, and while she’s away, Bora promises to observe everything about him and report back to her. Thus begins Bora’s observations of Baek Hyun-jin — who is played by Park Jung-woo (D.P.) — and it’s all chronicled in the most adorable and heart-warming way possible. Is this really a Netflix production?
During her observations, though, a new boy appears in her camcorder viewfinder, and it looks like romance times two. OMO it’s my beanstalk Byun Woo-seok (Moonshine)! Soon Bora’s observations from afar become more personal, and we see her running around and interacting with both boys with maximum fluttery cuteness.
Written and directed by Bang Woo-ri, Netflix’s film 20th Century Girl releases on October 21. Perhaps to make up for the fact that this is a film and not a drama (boo!), according to reports we can also expect cameos from Gong Myung, Ong Seong-wu, and Han Hyo-joo. No complaints here!
- Fateful romance unfolds between Kim Yoo-jung, Ahn Hyo-seop in Red Sky
- Gong Myung, Kim Yoo-jung, Kwak Shi-yang courted for new SBS drama with Ahn Hyo-seop
- Moonshine: Episodes 1-2 Open Thread
- D.P.: Episodes 1-2 (Review)
- [Movie Review] Seoul Vibe takes a joy ride through late-80s urban fashion
- [Movie Review] Netflix’s Carter offers great camera work and fight choreography but not much else