Parasite (R)

Quicklook Rating★★★½
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synopsis

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide indispensable luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims' newfound comfort.

details

Drama, Comedy
2 hr. 13 min.
Opened October 11th, 2019

director

Bong Joon Ho

writer

Bong Joon Ho

MovieGoer Review

Parasite opens with a stark reminder that the obsession with smartphones and handheld Internet-enabled devices is a worldwide phenomenon. It moves from a relatively sedate perspective of a family scrabbling to stay afloat in a society of hi... MORE

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synopsis

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim children expediently install themselves as tutor and art therapist to the Parks. Soon, a symbiotic relationship forms between the two families. The Kims provide indispensable luxury services while the Parks give the Kims a way out of their shabby circumstances. But this new ecosystem is fragile, and soon enough greed and class prejudice threaten to upend the Kims' newfound comfort.

details

Drama, Comedy
2 hr. 13 min.
Opened October 11th, 2019

director

Bong Joon Ho

writer

Bong Joon Ho

MovieGoer Review

Parasite opens with a stark reminder that the obsession with smartphones and handheld Internet-enabled devices is a worldwide phenomenon. It moves from a relatively sedate perspective of a family scrabbling to stay afloat in a society of hi... MORE