Piteopaeneui gongshik (The Peter Pan Formula)
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Piteopaeneui gongshik (The Peter Pan Formula)
Korea's Cho Chang-ho displays an original sensibility and talent in this debut feature, The Peter Pan Formula, which elevates the perennial coming-of-age story into a refreshing take on adolescent dreams and desire. Because Cho has worked with the Korean master of innovation, Kim Ki-duk, viewers expect surprises, and Cho fulfills these expectations as he constructs a world where a lonely teen must deal with his mother's attempted suicide, his absent father, financial pressures, and his obsessed swimming coach. On top of all that, his hormonal fantasies about his next-door neighbor and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Director Cho shows a steady hand and a good eye."
‑ Elizabeth Kerr, Hollywood Reporter
"The plot elements also have a habit of fizzling out, as the film zips off on a different tack, which is confusing and annoying in equal measure."
‑ Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film
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