Saturday, November 01, 2008

Cello

(2005) ***


Mi-ju's life pretty much sucks. She hates her job as a cello teacher, one of her students is angry over a bad grade and threatens her by saying she’s put a curse on her and her best friend died in a car crash. Then she is nearly in an accident herself on her drive home. She gets home and that night a ghost visits her, she now knows that everyone in her family is in danger.

She keeps receiving text messages echoing the words of the angry student saying, “Are you happy now?” She needs to unravel the past and find the evil to stop it before it’s too late for herself and everyone she loves.

The problem with this story isn’t that it’s bad, it’s just not all that interesting. Mi-ju is a rather boring person who has a husband and 2 daughters; the oldest is very strange. The story crawls along and nothing in this film is particularly memorable. As a matter of fact, I had to rattle my own brain trying to think of anything memorable about it while writing this review and I’m drawing a blank. Well, maybe the weird housekeeper that her husband hired, she’s strange and creepy. Otherwise, this film is not on my favorite list of Asian horror flicks.

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