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Offline mouse

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My Sassy Girl
« on: October 21, 2006, 04:33:13 PM »
This movie is an absolutely hilarious Korean romantic comedy.  And because said it better than me, here's the synopsis of the story from their site:
Based on a true story published on the internet by Kim Ho Sik, this offbeat 2001 romantic comedy stars Cha Tae Hyun (Lover's Concerto and Sad Movie) as Kyun Woo, an all-around nice guy college student who's on the lookout for love.  While his aunt has been trying to set him up on a blind date for ages, Kyun Woo has always come up with a reason to decline, instead hoping to find the woman of his dreams all on his own. What Kyun Woo finds instead, however, is a decidedly different kind of woman. While on the subway, he has a fateful encounter with "The Girl," a beautiful, but totally plastered young woman played by Jeon Ji-Hyun. Kyun Woo tries to ignore the girl's drunken antics, but when she ends up calling him "Honey," before promptly passing out, the duty falls upon our protagonist to take responsibility for the young woman since everyone on the train angrily presumes she's his girlfriend.  

Kyun Woo's forced act of kindness ends up kick-starting a bizarre sort of relationship between the two, as the charming, but violence-prone woman starts putting our hapless hero through numerous humiliations! Kyun Woo bears with it all, becoming both a figurative and literal punching bag for this manic young woman, but as he gets to know her better, he begins to realize that there's something deeper lurking beneath her tough girl facade. What secret does she hold? And what will it mean for their wacky, yet strangely tender relationship?

I highly recommend this movie to everyone.  It really is so funny that I could not stop laughing through almost the entire movie.  The facial expressions, especially, are absolutely priceless.  And the ending is one of the best I've seen in a long time.  The plot seems at first to be really simple, but it's told with such wit, wonderful acting, and unexpected emotion that you will enjoy it to no end.  Everyone needs to see this, save it, cherish it, rewatch it.  

In fact, it's so good Japan and the US have adapted it for their respective audiences.  Japan a TV show (scroll down to "Upcoming 2007" for list of actors) and the US a movie; both for 2007.  It's good stuff people, go watch!
« Last Edit: October 21, 2006, 04:38:01 PM by mouse »

Offline Phate

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Re: My Sassy Girl
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2006, 05:19:35 PM »
I have just managed to find this movie and am in the process of acquiring it and it should take several days for it to fini-- complete arrival. I will then watch it and give my thoughts.

Finesse indeed.

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Re: My Sassy Girl
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2006, 06:46:26 PM »

Finesse...  >.>

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Offline C0MPL3X

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Re: My Sassy Girl
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2006, 12:21:03 AM »
I love this movie too, especially the characters. Hard to feel so much for characters in a comedy. It made quite a frenzy when it was released in Korea long ago, I might get it again from my Hardrive and watch it.

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