Women take the lead
Tired of the lack of female protagonists on screen? Here are the films that do the great job of spotlighting the sex whose stories you often hear less of.
Cast: Seo Young-hee
When we meet Mi-na (her real name), she’s a young, pregnant and brain dead woman who has literally been found beaten to a pulp by a spillway. Also meeting her for the first time is Hye-rim, Seo Young-hee’s troubled nurse assistant who has been charged with a withered corporate head who is being kept alive by his greedy son. Mi-na has the heart the comatose CEO needs and the son tasks Hye-rim with securing the necessary signatures to proceed, and thus we delve into Madonna’s past.
A mother and child grow up together. The Korean subheading of this film is “Journey to self.” Working mom Jackie (Helen Hunt), who lives in New York finds out that her son Angelo (Brenton Thwaites) has dropped out of school, and goes to look for him in LA. The movie follows Jackie on her unexpected summer vacation to Los Angeles. As the audience can surmise from the title, Jackie is on a ride find herself during her travels. The film features plenty of sea vistas and surfing, which can be a breath of fresh air for audiences of this summer flick. Helen Hunt plays the lead and directs this film.