Today we attended our first movie at the Hawaii international film festival 2012. The festival is at Doyle Cannery in downtown. We had some problems finding the way, so we were a little late, but we had to get some food and candy first anyways. We got our popcorn, pizza, soda and chocolate before we ran into the movie. After we had sat down with all of our stuff, the marque came after one minute. We weren’t in the right place! So we ran out, and finally found the right number.
We saw the Korean movie “Two weddings and a funeral”. The movie is about Min- soo, a gay man and Hyo-jiin, a lesbian girl who decides to get married. Because he don’t want his parents to know that he is gay, and she want to adopt a baby. Hyo-jiin lives next-door and to each out to the outside world they seem like a real couple. Their plan work perfectly for a while, until some people at their work is getting suspicious.
There were some funny characters, but maybe a little too much stereotyping going on. There were some funny situations, for example when Min-soo parents came visiting while Hyo-jiin was sleeping next door and he had a man over. There also was some moving moments such as when the main person’s friend got hit by a car, and we follow Min-soo’s emotional journey through coming out. The movie ended with a double wedding, and a sing and dance number with a lot of colors before there was a cartoon. This was a little weird for me, but the movie had some interesting conflicts.