20-year-old Jeonghee doesn´t go to college and works part-time. She goes to meet Minyoung, her old high school roommate, for the first time in a while and wants to play with her as before. However, Minyoung, a college student, is busy sending correction emails for her credits and feels uncomfortable by Jeonghee´s visit.
The world of Kim Min-young of the Report Card seems to lie somewhere between reality and fantasy. From the first sequence, in which Jeonghee and her two friends quit their “Three-line Poetry Club” in high school and decide to focus on studying for the college entrance exam, the film describes these three girls’ lives in a half-realistic manner. This seems to reflect the directors’ intention to freely expand the internal world of the protagonist by being a bit less serious about the external realities. And the focus on detailed emotions to tell the story in lieu of a big plot or a conventional narrative flow also seems to have been derived from the same strategy. However, this film cannot be dismissed as a cute and charming exchange diary among girls. Emotions like loneliness, solitude, and melancholy that peep out when Jeonghee is riding a bike or drawing, or talking about the “life of a Korean” may only make the film half weighty but are enough to win a broad consensus. (MOON Seok)
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