There are very few movies that made me stay awake throughout the whole movie. This movie was one of them. The movie is based on David Levithan’s book “Every day”. They changed the story a little in the movie though. I loved the book and I sure loved the movie.
So, basically the story starts with ‘Woo-Jin’, a man who turns into a different person every morning when he wakes up. Woo-jin designs furniture for a living and has grown accustomed to his super-natural “situation”. An old man, a little boy, a chubby woman, a foreigner — there is no one he hasn’t turned into. What would you do if you woke up with a new face every day? (I would prank people, maybe? I don’t know.) So, the only people that know of his illness are his mother and his best friend Sang-Baek. One day, he meets Yi-Soo, a girl who works for a furniture store, and he instantly falls in love with her. Since his physical identity changes every day, he continues to visit her daily, acting as a customer that she has never seen before. Woo-Jin finally musters up the courage to talk to her and ask her out on a date. The perfect date passes by and Woo-Jin, knowing that his face will change once he falls asleep, attempts to stay awake for as long as he can. He meets Yi-Soo for three consecutive days and Yi-Soo also falls in love with him. However, Woo-Jin could no longer fight his urge to sleep and passes out. The next morning he wakes up with a new face. What do you thing he did after that? (Sorry, no more spoilers.)
So I have to admit that the story was a little weird and totally unrealistic, but there was so much truth hidden underneath. I loved how well the directing flowed with the stellar script, second to the outstanding cast. (Most of the actors who played the lead role are… *nosebleed* heh.) The problems that arose in the movie were not complicated but complex, and something anyone can experience. The romance was cheesy, bittersweet, and utterly perplexing — how can one love a person who changes into another person every morning? Can a person truly love the inside only, without taking the outer appearance into consideration? You have to think and ponder about the meaning behind the script rather than just the movie itself. In conclusion, I really enjoyed the movie and the meaning behind it. So I’d like to recommend this movie but let me tell you that this is not everyone’s cup of tea.