Wouldst thou like To live deliciously?’s review published on Letterboxd:
- You know what kind of plan that never fails? No plan. No plan at all. You know why? Because life cannot be planned.
I was really scared the praise for this would lowkey ruin it for me because of expectations. Sometimes that happens when you watch a movie with excellent reviews. I am happy to confirm that was not the case here. This movie is PERFECT. The direction, the cinematography, the script, the performances. WOW.
Parasite is a movie directed by Joon-ho Bong and it won the Palm D' Or @ Cannes earlier this year and once you watch it, you understand why this has been praised by everyone. Its a movie hard to describe or box into any genre. Its funny, thrilling, suspenseful, exciting, and sad. Its a movie that you might think where its going, but oh boy! you have no idea. Its hard to guess and very unexpected. Joon-ho Bong really created a modern masterpiece of cinema. I really feel sorry for the people who avoid foreign language movies because they're too lazy to read subtitles. This movie cannot be missed. I cant wait to watch it again. Asian cinema has been on a roll these past years with Burning, shoplifters and this. Oh before I forget this is like shoplifters on steroids. That's how good it is.
MVPs: the 4 members of the family but the lady who played the previous made was a scene stealer.
PS: I know there's a few buzzy titles but I'm rooting so hard for this to win the foreign language movie @ the Oscars. It will be hard to top this one.
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