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  • Summary: Five young women living in the Korean port city of Inchon, best friends in high school, find their lives drifting apart as they follow their own paths into adulthood.
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. There is a wonderful natural quality to Jeong's storytelling that is enhanced by cinematographer Young-hwan Choi's graceful camerawork and by a dynamic, contemporary score from M&F.
  2. 80
    Jeong's movie is at its best when it forgets about everything but the interactions of its cast, whether they're together or communicating via one of Cat's cleverly orchestrated cell-phone scenes.
  3. Reviewed by: Ed Park
    80
    As rich in incidental detail as it is narratively diffuse.
  4. 70
    Gentle, low-key first feature.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    Refreshingly serious look at young women whose relative freedom doesn't mean they're particularly free.
  6. 70
    Captivating coming-of-age story.
  7. Viewers of first-time director Jeong Jae-eun's sober dissection of dismal day-to-day rituals may want to throw themselves into the brackish water long before the movie is over.

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  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
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