Engaging, highly accessible movie that marks a slick feature debut by helmer Jeong Jae-eun.
Stream Take Care of My Cat
What are people saying?
What are critics saying?
As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse.
Gentle, low-key first feature.
Jeong's movie is at its best when it forgets about everything but the interactions of its cast, whether they're together or communicating via one of Cat's cleverly orchestrated cell-phone scenes.
Refreshingly serious look at young women whose relative freedom doesn't mean they're particularly free.
There is a wonderful natural quality to Jeong's storytelling that is enhanced by cinematographer Young-hwan Choi's graceful camerawork and by a dynamic, contemporary score from M&F.
The film has many strengths, but one of its major assets is its solid sight line. Though we might expect it to go sentimental - with its cute cat, torn families and sympathetic, pretty protagonists - it doesn't.
Captivating coming-of-age story.
As it abruptly crosscuts among the five friends, it fails to lend the characters' individual stories enough dramatic resonance to make us care about them.
The episodic film makes valid points about the depersonalization of modern life. But the characters tend to be clichés whose lives are never fully explored.