In the Korean thriller The Call (2020), two women, connected by phone in the same home 20 years apart, have the ability to change each other fates. Directed by Lee Chung-hyeon, the film stars Park Shin-hye and Jeon Jong-seo. YouTuber Chris from the channel Movies And Munchies shares his thoughts on the film now streaming on Netflix.
Our two main characters are spectacular. I mean they each have qualities that make them very dynamic and very complex. There’s a lot of cunning and intelligence that each of them employs at different times and it makes just a lot of fun to watch and see how their minds work and how they’re going to figure out a puzzle of how to either help or hurt the other one.
Very much impressed with the two protagonists, the YouTuber finds the actors to have so much chemistry despite only having interactions over the phone and never in person or physically. The characters actions and interactions are believable, according to the YouTuber.
Chris also notes the dark tones of the film created by the visually dark setting that is at times broken up by some lightness and cheeriness, but at the same time gives the audience the sense of impending dread because of the way each scene strategically shifts back to the darker tone of uneasiness.
With so many different timelines of past and present, twists and turns in the plot, the film does a great job at adequately explaining all the different scenarios, says Chris who rates the film a 4.5/5.
YouTuber Chris from Movies And Munchies, rates and reviews new movies and TV shows on his channel regularly.