Hot Young Bloods (2014) - A Review
Hot Young Bloods is a South Korean comedy-drama film directed by Lee Yeon-woo and starring Park Bo-young, Lee Jong-suk, Lee Se-young and Kim Young-kwang. It was released on January 23, 2014 and received positive reviews from critics and audiences alike. The film is set in the early 1980s in Heongseong, a rural town in South Korea, and follows the lives and loves of a group of high school students.
The film focuses on the relationship between Young-sook (Park Bo-young), the feared leader of a female gang at her high school, and Joong-gil (Lee Jong-suk), the notorious playboy who has dated almost every girl in school. Young-sook secretly has a crush on Joong-gil, but he is unaware of her feelings and pursues other girls, especially So-hee (Lee Se-young), the new transfer student from Seoul. Meanwhile, Gwang-sik (Kim Young-kwang), the leader of a rival male gang, also has a crush on Young-sook and tries to win her over by challenging Joong-gil to various contests.
Hot Young Bloods is a nostalgic and humorous film that captures the essence of youth, friendship and romance in the 1980s. The film boasts a talented cast of young actors who deliver charming and realistic performances. Park Bo-young is especially impressive as the tough and charismatic Young-sook, who shows her vulnerable side when it comes to Joong-gil. Lee Jong-suk is also convincing as the flirtatious and carefree Joong-gil, who gradually matures as he realizes his true feelings for Young-sook. The film also features a catchy soundtrack of retro songs that add to the atmosphere of the film.
Hot Young Bloods is a fun and heartwarming film that will make you laugh, cry and reminisce about your own high school days. It is a must-watch for fans of Korean cinema and romantic comedies. You can watch the film online or download it from [SoundCloud] or [ColiaPidhe].