The Quiet Family Movie
My Score: 8.5/10
Director: Kim Jee-Woon
Genre: Dark Comedy
Summary: A family buys a lodge in the mountains. At first they’re excited, but soon they realize how slow business is. Finally, after a long time of anxiously waiting for their first customer, a lonely man comes for a room. However, the next morning, they find that he has died horribly in the night. Since they aren’t sure if it’s a suicide or not, they decide to avoid bad press by secretly burying him in the woods.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the end of their bad luck….
Review: The Quiet Family is a dark comedy. Personally, I really enjoyed it. I laughed a lot and was horrified by some of the scenes. I didn’t think it was really that scary, but fans of thrillers would probably like this if they want a laugh along with the gore. There are some goofy/silly scenes and unrealistic decisions made by the characters sometimes, but hey, it’s a typical “comedy of errors” that many people enjoy.
The characters’ chemistry was good as well as the acting. This movie has Song Kang-Ho in it, and he’s won awards for his character acting, so that’s another plus.
One of the things I didn’t like was the music. I liked some of it, but a lot of the time it appeared to be American 70’s and 80’s music that I just didn’t really have a taste for. I have to admit that it did add an ironic feeling that dark comedies go for a lot of the time, and I know a lot of the people who saw this movie liked it.
While watching, I had a feeling that there was something deeper to what was going on and ended up with 2-3 theories about it… however none of my theories were ever confirmed and the movie had and open-ending-type feel to it.
Warning: There’s a short sex scene, but it’s not long enough to really feel uncomfortable about if you don’t like stuff like that. Fine for 13+.
My Score: 8.5/10