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Daytime Drinking is a small indie picture from Korea with a premise that goes like this: Lovesick Hyuk-jin is convinced by his friends to go on a trip with them. He shows up, they don't. Awkward hilarity ensues as Hyuk-jin encounters strangers on the road, where the steady stream of alcohol may or may not be responsible for several more misunderstandings. It's a run of bad luck that would make Peter Parker go white. In the hands of Hollywood, this would be a fast-paced romp à la The Hangover or even Sideways. But no, it's a quiet film that actually plays on the boredom of the doomed trip, capturing the act of drinking alone. Hyuk-jin is a timid character who doesn't say a lot, but the people he meets are always eccentric and interesting. A lovely change of pace, made especially interesting to me because Korea in winter looks a heck of a lot like New Brunswick in the spring. Slightly taller mountains and more pine tress, sure, but this could have been filmed HERE. I have half a mind to adapt it for Canadian audiences. Of course, I'd need to change the soju for Colt .45
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