Movie Review: Ms. Purple 2019
As a movie lover, I recently had the chance to watch “Ms. Purple,” and I can say that this was a beautiful, heart-wrenching film that left a lasting impact on me.
“Ms. Purple” tells the story of Kasie, a young woman in Los Angeles who is forced to reconnect with her estranged brother Carey after their father becomes terminally ill. As Kasie tries to navigate her new responsibilities as a caretaker while working as a karaoke hostess in Koreatown, she must confront the painful memories and traumas of her past.
One of the most striking aspects of “Ms. Purple” is its incredible acting performances by Tiffany Chu and Teddy Lee, who play Kasie and Carey respectively. Chu’s portrayal of Kasie is raw, vulnerable, and deeply moving, capturing both her character’s strength and fragility beautifully. At the same time Lee’s understated depiction works effectively in conveying his character’s quiet pain.
The direction by Justin Chon also deserves special mention for creating such an atmosphere where every frame feels like it carries so much weight yet still manages to be visually stunning almost magical realism at some points which made me feel more invested in characters’ lives as if I were part of them.
Additionally,the score by Roger Suen effectively captures the mood throughout the film enhancing its already emotional resonance making it even more powerful.
The cinematography by Ante Cheng; production design by Erica Everage; special effects; editing by Reynolds Barney; all come together to create an immersive world that feels incredibly real yet decidedly otherworldly which perfectly complements with film’s narrative which takes place over several locations around L.A area.
However not everything is perfect about this cinematic experience particularly when looking at certain plot points towards ending feels bit rushed leaving me wanting something more while others may prefer leaving things open-ended allowing for interpretation on viewer’s part
Overall though “Ms Purple” is an emotionally stirring film that manages to be both beautiful and poignant. The acting, direction, and production design all come together to create an immersive cinematic experience that should not be missed especially by those who love independent movies about family and trauma.
Release : 2019-09-06
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 88
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Company : Plan Zero Productions
Cast : Tiffany Chu as Kasie, Teddy Lee as Carey, Octavio Pisano as Octavio, Jake Choi as Johnny, Crystal Lee as Sora
Ms. Purple Trailer #1 (2019) | Movieclips Indie official trailer