Movie Review – The Call (2020) (Netflix)
Two people live in different times. Seo-Yeon lives in the present and Young-Sook lives in the past. One phone call connects the two, and their lives are changed irrevocably.
It’s movie time! This time of year is great for relaxing with a good movie. Luckily my friends Stacy and Bryan were free and wanted to check something new out. We settled on this movie.
I really had a blast with this one. The plot summary instantly reminded me of The Caller (2011) with Rachelle Lefevre (Such a great actress!), and I think they got a lot of inspiration from that for this film. There is a time paradox present around a phone that can have some serious repercussions. I love anything to do with time travel or distortions, so this was right up my alley.
The characters were great. This woman Seo-Yeon keeps getting these calls from a stranger named Young-Sook, but when she gets involved in the young person’s troubled life she gets more than what she bargained for and then some. It wasn’t hard to root for Seo-Yeon and her struggle. At a certain point, I just started yelling ‘stop picking up the phone’! Young-Sook’s struggle was also relatable up to a point and then things get quite a bit darker.
This film is classified as a thriller, but I would say it’s horror if you really grasp the ramifications of the damage being done not only to Seo-Yeon and Young-Sook, but the world itself (butterfly effect). Every scene was riveting and had me on the edge of my seat wondering if things would get better or worse. I will say that I didn’t enjoy the ending, but I can certainly understand where the makers of this film were coming from.
Overall, this was a stellar horror movie with a fun time paradox thrown in that was well thought out and entertaining. I highly recommend watching this one!
That’s it for this movie review. How about you? Have you seen this one?
Did you enjoy it? Love it, hate it? Feel free to comment, and have a great day!
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It sounds like one both the hubster and I would like. Good review!
Thanks! I was pleasantly surprised by this one. My friend Stacy was like “See Jonny, this is why you have to watch more Korean films.” Shes a huge foreign film buff. 🙂