In hopes of winning a new TV, a newly divorced 62 year old Korean woman enters the Joy Karaoke Competition in Surrey, B.C. with her two best friends, but ends up being faced with the prospect of losing more than just a TV.
A divorced 68 year old Korean woman jumpstarts her new life by trying to win a TV at a karaoke contest, with her friends
Sang-Mi, a newly divorced 68 year old Korean woman moves into a new home. After trying to get ready for her weekly ritual of watching Korean dramas with her two best friends, she realizes her TV has been smashed by her ex-husband. The trio enter a Karaoke competition in order to replace the old TV. With their practiced dance moves and vivacious singing abilities, they’re ready to kick ass in the Korean Coquitlam Karaoke Competition world….until they’re faced with the prospect of losing more than just a TV. This is a story about moving on, living life and daring to have fun while doing it.
She is the protagonist. "Newly Divorced Mama" The “planner” of the group, Sang-Mi is a social butterfly. She finds joy in making other people happy. If there’s a karaoke jam, Sang-Mi is the one making songs choices, shaking the tambourine and cheering on the group. She fills her days with friend-hangs and finds comfort and solace in her Korean TV shows. But newly divorced, she is left despondent...and TV-less.
"Nervous Mama" The youngest of the group, Ji-Won is a risk adverse mom. At 60, she still tells her 30+ year old kids to not follow strangers into their cars. Ji-Won is anxious and slightly neurotic, often filling her nervousness with delicious food. But at the end of the day, her friends come first. And on the karaoke stage, she leaves all anxieties at the door.
"Tough Mama" Lovingly tough and street smart, Ye-Kyung “says it like it is”. She’s a business savvy hustler and is not afraid to put her friends in their place. She’s loud and some may say abrasive, but Ye-Kyung is all heart and would do anything for her two best friends...all while looking stylishly chic, of course.
Freshly divorced, our protagonist (Sang-Mi) is left in pieces. Her apartment is in disarray and she longs for the one thing missing from her life: a TV.
The core of the film is set in a large noraebang (노래방 – Karaoke room where people go to sing) equipped with disco lights, tambourines and song books.