Parasite ★★★★½

If I was rich, I'd be nice too.
-Chung-sook

Really not much of a surprise that Bong Joon-ho’s latest film defies being pigeon holed into a genre. It’s part dark comedy (an excellent one at that), part family drama, part thriller, hell you might even consider it a horror film at one point. It’s just what Bong Joon-ho does. No biggie.

The Kim family are a clan of unscrupulous con artists, but it’s almost impossible not to love them (if you’re not the one being scammed). Certainly helps when you have Song Kang-ho as the head of the family.

Does it delve into what it means to be a decent human being? Certain people are only decent in certain situations? It’s easier to be perceived as a good person when you have no hurdles in your life? Or is it just a fucked up movie?

Side note, I think Ki-jung (Park So-dam) might have been my favorite character. From her entire attitude when forging the documents to her first meeting with the mother was just aces.

Looking forward to watching this again.

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Degrees of Separation from Last Movie:
-Parasite with Song Kang-ho
-Was in Snowpiercer with Octavia Spencer
-Was in Luce

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