Family Ties is an ensemble drama from Kim Tae-yong, the co-director of chiller Memento Mori. The film tells three seemingly unconnected stories in a trilogy of distinct segments. The first part is the story of a woman (Moon So-ri - Oasis, A Good Lawyer's Wife) who has to deal with her long-lost brother's surprise visit. After having been missing for several years, the brother (played by Um Tae-ung - Revenge) appears and moves in, with his new wife in tow - a much older woman, Mu Shin (Ko Doo-sim - More Beautiful Than A Flower). The second story features a searing performance from Gong Hyo-jin (Memento Mori) as a short-tempered young woman, who discovers that her estranged mother (Kim Hye-ok), with whom she has had a falling out, is terminally ill. Part three examines the relationship problems faced by a young couple (Bong Tae-gyu from See You After School and Jeong Yu-mi from Blossom Again).
In Tokyo, a young woman is exposed to the same mysterious curse that afflicted her sister. The supernatural force, which fills a person with rage before spreading to its next victim, brings together a group of previously unrelated people who attempt to unlock its secret to save their lives.
When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case.
During a trip to Germany to scatter their grandfather's ashes, German-American brothers Todd and Jan discover Beerfest, the secret Olympics of downing stout, and want to enter the contest to defend their family's beer-guzzling honor.
Two teenage girls discover that mermaids really do exist after a violent storm washes one ashore. The mermaid, a sassy creature named Aquamarine, is determined to prove to her father that real love exists, and enlists the girls' help in winning the heart of a handsome lifeguard.
Have you watched Family Ties yet? What did you think about it?