Genre: Fantasty, Romance, Melodrama
Director/Writer: Jo Sung-Hee
Sixty years ago, a beautiful teenage girl, Suni, (Park Bo-young) is sent to a country house for her health, where she befriends and attempts to civilize a feral boy (Song Joong-ki) she discovers on the grounds.
There was a story in his eyes and I wanted to know it. In July I finally got the opportunity. Let me tell you, I did not regret it.
The acting was excellent. Song Joong-Ki and Park Bo-Young, as Chul Soo and Suni respectively, are simply amazing. The actors were able to pull me into the movie and after a couple of minutes, I felt like I was part of their world.
Cinematography was lovely and fitting: touching but not too intrusive; innocent but sad.
Story line: simple but executed in such a way that brings you to tears.
Dialogue: meaningful but it's the silent conversation that is the backbone of the film.
This movie is about ultimately about change: how some experiences change us and how we discover who we are through this experiences.
To illustrate this, the movie focuses on the relationship between the boy and his adopted family, especially with the girl.
Sweet and sad, cute and funny, A Werewolf Boy tells the story of two damaged people coming together in spite of the misgivings of the world around them. It ...knows the truth—the real abomination isn’t the mysterious, super-strong boy with no blood type and a body temperature of 115 degrees. Instead, it’s the society that reacts to someone who’s different with fear and cruelty.
We first meet Suni as a seemingly contented grandmother who’s hiding a hole in her heart. That’s how we say goodbye to her, too, but in the intervening scenes she’s learned important lesson: Even over the course of a human lifetime, some things can never be lost. Like beauty. And love.
--Amanda (Outside Seoul)
Suni did move on with her life, Chul Soo didn't. Many people we meet in our lives will become a memory to us, but...there are people who will be stay, never changing and awaiting our return.
--Marcello (Japan Cinema)
Cup'a Tea RATING
Though be warned, it is more Romance Fantasy (also comedic) than Horror.