Take Care of My Cat
Take Care of My Cat (2002)

Five girlfriends graduate high school in the Korean port city of Inchon. They set out to pursue their limited opportunities, vowing to continue their friendship into adult life. Hae-joo (Lee Yo-Won) is pretty and ambitious. She gets a job… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 6, 2004
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gene Seymour
Newsday

Jeong's evocative visuals of the urban landscape and her savvy deployment of appliances only deepens the resemblance such stories have to our own lives.

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Paul Malcolm
L.A. Weekly

A captivating coming-of-age story that may also be the first narrative film to be truly informed by the wireless age.

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Doug Cummings
Filmjourney

Jeong's women often interact via cell phone messaging, and one of the film's primary themes arises in the way contemporary relationships exist through wireless communication.

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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

The problems and characters it reveals are universal and involving, and the film itself -- as well its delightful cast -- is so breezy, pretty and gifted, it really won my heart.

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Edward Guthmann
San Francisco Chronicle

Take Care is nicely performed by a quintet of actresses, but nonetheless it drags during its 112-minute length.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

["Take Care of My Cat"] is an honestly nice little film that takes us on an examination of young adult life in urban South Korea through the hearts and minds of the five principals.

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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Jae-eun Jeong's Take Care of My Cat brings a beguiling freshness to a coming-of-age story with such a buoyant, expressive flow of images that it emerges as another key contribution to the flowering of the South Korean cinema.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The episodic film makes valid points about the depersonalization of modern life. But the characters tend to be cliches whose lives are never fully explored.

Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The film engages with the divergent paths taken, linked by childhood friendship and a mewling kitten, but a third act event is presented so abruptly it confuses the viewer until it rebounds somewhat with a satisfying closure.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
El Hombre Invisible
Multidimensional, coming-of-age drama about the evolving friendship between five female high school friends in the port city of Incheon, Korea who have high… More
Luke Baldock
A refreshingly touching film about friendship which doesn't turn all sappy and cringeworthy. Highlights the division of friends as they adapt into… More