Ever since information of Red Velvet‘s Irene being cast in her first movie role dropped, “Double Patty” had some serious anticipation forming behind it. The film marked her first silver screen role, and she appeared alongside up-and-coming actor Shin Seung Ho. It was well-received by audiences and had a successful premiere in theaters, ranking in the top five films on its premiere day and reaching 10,000 views within its first week of release. “Double Patty” embarks on a warm and relatable journey of young people who fight to chase their dreams, gaining its peculiar title to represent the hunger of those who work tirelessly in this pursuit. Here are four reasons why you should cuddle up with a loved one and watch “Double Patty” tonight!
It’s a relatable and galvanizing story
Whether you’re combating one thing private or doing all of your finest in the course of the pandemic, it’s protected to say that we’re all searching for inspiring and relatable tales that console our hearts. “Double Patty” follows the transition of youth to maturity by way of the story of Lee Hyun Ji’s (Red Velvet’s Irene) and Kang Woo Ram’s (Shin Seung Ho) pursuit of their childhood desires. Hyun Ji is an aspiring anchorwoman, who works tirelessly and independently to chase her dream. She’s very decided, although fairly reserved, and struggles to simply accept the assistance of others. Meanwhile, Woo Ram is a ssireum (Korean wrestling) athlete who has give up as a result of an harm and the dying of his mentor. Prior to assembly, the pair appear misplaced in life whereas their childhood mates in the identical respective fields are thriving. But as soon as they meet, they encourage one another to hold shifting ahead and chase after what they wish to do.
The movie’s message is similar to these within the coming of age style; nevertheless, it notably stands out because it covers the interval after graduating faculty. Usually, these movies construct as much as the characters selecting their dream and graduating with the promise that the whole lot will work out. “Double Patty” showcases the floundering, misplaced feeling that life can throw at you as you graduate and turn out to be an grownup, and guarantees that you just don’t must face it alone — you will discover somebody to depend on and rejoice the victories collectively.
Irene and Shing Seung Ho’s chemistry drives the story
Like any coming of age movie, Hyun Ji and Woo Ram’s story begins with a number of serendipitous coincidences. It begins with Hyun Ji studying concerning the dying of his mentor over breakfast whereas Woo Ram walks by the identical restaurant, grief-stricken with the information. Coupled with stolen glances (extra so on Woo Ram’s half), the pair appear to only barely cross paths just a few extra instances earlier than formally assembly within the 24-hour diner the place Hyun Ji works. Although it’s a bit tacky, it feels heat, acquainted, and comforting. The pair completely categorical the awkwardness and energy that you just discover in mates once you really feel misplaced, particularly as you start to enter maturity. They’re one another’s energy and pillar, and their appearing lives as much as the truth that they’re the center of the movie. As a viewer, you’ll root for each of them to succeed and anticipate them sharing their victories with the opposite.
The mouth-watering meals photographs
Considering the movie is called after meals, it comes as no shock that there’s a good quantity of mouth-watering meals photographs. The double patty appears to be like recent and scrumptious, however so do all the opposite meals that the characters eat like sizzling pots, monkfish, and tuna and rice, to call just a few.
It’s slightly satisfying to see the meals being cooked or plated. The vibrant colours and scorching sounds are very satisfying. But the very best half concerning the meals on this film is that, very like in actual life, it brings the characters collectively. The double patty, particularly, comes at a time within the film when Woo Ram is at his lowest. When he first walks into the 24-hour diner, it comes after he’s reminded to eat, not skip meals, and maintain his physique. Afterward, we see each Woo Ram and Hyun Ji satisfying their starvation bodily, but in addition metaphorically as they start to develop extra assured in chasing their desires. Not solely does it make you as a viewer hungry, however it should additionally make you wish to cook dinner and eat a meal along with your family members as properly to achieve energy and assist. In truth, that is the right movie to cozy up with your loved ones or mates whilst you share a meal (and even simply popcorn and sweet) collectively.
The soothing OST
The music in “Double Patty” completely matches each scene. From the suspenseful sounds that play throughout Woo Ram’s wrestling scenes to the center fluttering tunes when he’s with Hyun Ji, the film’s rating has the flexibility to make your coronary heart swell. The most memorable is Irene’s OST, “A White Night.” It performs just a few instances all through the film and in addition in the course of the credit. Her simplistic and comforting voice captures the nice and cozy feeling of the movie. You can’t assist however really feel relaxed as when you’re cozied up beneath a heat blanket or nonchalantly sipping on a heat drink. Her tone fantastically exudes the movie’s message, that the whole lot will probably be okay and to maintain working in direction of your desires.
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kaityv spends most of her time watching K-Dramas although she needs to be writing. If she’s not watching a drama then she’s for positive dying over BTS’s and Red Velvet’s music and movies.
Currently watching: “Double Patty,” “So I Married The Anti-Fan,” “Doom At Your Service”
All-time favourite: “Strong Woman Do Bong Soon,” “Do You Like Brahms?”
Looking ahead to: “My Roommate Is Gumiho,” “Happiness” with Park Hyung Sik and Han Hyo Joo
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