This post is part of my movie-a-day challenge in which I will watch a film every day for 365 days. Today is Day 104! You can see all the posts for this challenge HERE. To see the original Movie-a-Day Challenge post, click HERE.
🌟 So, I just dove into this gem of a film called “Wish You,” directed by the talented Do Joon Sung, and lemme tell ya, it’s a cozy blanket of emotions wrapped in the sweetest melodies. I mean, who knew a musical romance could tug at the heartstrings like your grandma pulling you in for a surprise cheek pinch at a family gathering?
So, for those of you not in the know, “Wish You” is this heart-tugging South Korean musical film that’s all about the sweet and sometimes achy melody of love.
First off, the plot. It’s like, imagine stumbling across a melody that feels like it was written just for you, and then finding out it actually kinda was. That’s the magical journey Kang In Soo (played by the dreamy Kang In Soo himself – yes, the actor and character share a name, talk about fate, huh?) embarks on when he meets Yoon Sang Yi (the equally charming Lee Sang), a company director with a knack for spotting talent and a heart ready to be stolen. In Soo, our street musician with dreams bigger than his guitar case, and Sang Yi, the polished exec with a soft spot for raw talent, create a duet that’s more than just music. It’s a journey of self-discovery, passion, and the kind of love that blossoms in the most unexpected places.
In Soo is this soft-spoken indie musician with eyes that carry all the soul of his music, and Sang Yi is a keyboardist with a smile that probably has its own fan club. When their paths cross, it’s like someone struck a chord on a grand piano — a little startling, super dramatic, and you can’t help but wait to hear what comes next.
The chemistry between these two? Off the charts. But… it’s got the slow burn of a candle, my friends. No one’s rushing here; it’s all about the glances, the almost-touches, and the softly sung lyrics that feel like love letters. The romance doesn’t smack you over the head; it’s more like it sneaks up behind you and drops a cozy blanket over your shoulders.
But what really got me was the authenticity of their emotions. You know how sometimes you watch a romance and think, “Eh, that’s cute but kinda feels like I’m watching two robots programmed to fall in love”? Not here, my friends. Every glance, every touch, every note sung feels real. It’s like peeking into someone’s love diary without the guilt of snooping around.
Here’s the deal: “Wish You” is like a warm cup of tea on a rainy day — it’s cozy, it makes your heart all fuzzy, and you’re a little sad when it’s over because now you have to get up and deal with the real world. It’s shot with this dreamy vibe that makes you feel like you’re floating alongside the characters, eavesdropping on a love story that’s as delicate as a dandelion puff.
Oh, and let’s talk about the music for a hot second — because, hello, it’s a musical film. The soundtrack delivers emotion, narrative, and a serious case of the ‘I need to download this’ mania. You might not speak the language, but music is universal, and “Wish You” proves that big time. Each song carries a piece of In Soo and Sang Yi’s story, making you wanna hit replay and live in their moments a little longer.
But — and you knew there was a “but” coming, right? — the movie feels short. Like you’re just getting into it, and then BAM, credits roll. You’re left wanting more, which is both a testament to the story and a little bit of a letdown because you’re greedy for more scenes, more songs, and just more time with these characters.
Also, for those of you who live for high drama and explosive climaxes (get your mind out of the gutter), “Wish You” is more of a subtle nod than a dramatic bow. It’s not about the shock value; it’s gentle and earnest, almost to a fault.
Reflecting on this film, it’s like a reminder that love, music, and dreams are universal languages. They connect us in ways words sometimes can’t. Watching In Soo and Sang Yi’s story unfold felt like a reminder to chase after what makes your heart sing, even if it’s scary, even if it’s uncertain. Because, in the end, isn’t that what life’s all about? Taking the leap and wishing for the best.
So yeah, “Wish You” is for you if you’re into a tender gay love story that’s got more layers than my favorite Wisconsin winter outfit. It’s a movie that doesn’t shout its message from the rooftops but rather whispers it in the quiet moments between two people finding their harmony together.
Catch ya on the flip side,