Okay Madam (2020)
August 10, 2023 7:59 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] A working class family wins a free vacation to Hawaii. But when their plane takes flight, it gets hijacked by terrorists. To save her family and the other passengers, the wife must reveal her secret past and fight back.

Starring Uhm Jung-hwa, Park Sung-woong, Lee Sang-yun.

Directed by Lee Cheol-ha. A South Korean production that I think is a remake of an earlier Hong Kong film.

Rated 3.2 on Letterboxd.

Widely available streaming. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (8 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I could swear this was a remake of a Hong Kong film but cannot seem to confirm that. Did I imagine that?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:23 AM on August 10, 2023


Are you thinking of the similarly titled but otherwise unrelated Yes, Madam?
posted by Aznable at 10:35 AM on August 10, 2023


Maybe? Pretty sure I saw this referred to as a remake somewhere but ai cannot recall.

Anywho, it's delightful. Uhm Jung-hwa is so good in this.

It's silly and a little predictable but very fun.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:37 PM on August 10, 2023


Korean blockbusters are like a get out of jail free card for American movie nerds who want to enjoy big loud stupid blockbusters, but have absorbed the cliches and rhythms of Western films to such an extent that nothing can surprise or delight them the same way it once did.

This film is absolutely as loud and silly and crass as an American film, but it's tuned a few megahertz differently, such that it feels a little different in a refreshing way.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:35 AM on August 11, 2023 [3 favorites]


Who played the young Magnolia in that Mongolia flashback? I don't see an entry for that role in any of the cast lists I found.
posted by Mogur at 4:56 PM on August 11, 2023


No idea. Initially I thought it was the same actress who played the movie star, but I don't think that is right.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:04 PM on August 11, 2023


That would have been very cool though.
posted by Mogur at 3:14 AM on August 12, 2023


The best scene from this one, for me, hands down, was when the terrorists grab the older woman by her hair and move to drag her off. The younger woman next to her shrieks and pleads for them to let her go, please do not hurt my mother-in-law, etc....

Until the hijackers and the older woman are gone from the cabin and then the younger woman sighs beatifically, adjusts her hair, and sits down, entirely calm.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 9:28 AM on August 14, 2023 [1 favorite]


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