Discussion on films from Korea
I didn't think this was great - too disjointed to make any real sense - but its certainly likeable. One thing Korean Rom-Com's usually are is likeable, unlike their US counterparts.
Oh, and I agree Marathon is great - get a copy.
Not a fan no. I think it's only really a classic to the 12-20 female demographic in Korean. It's based an insufferably trite teen romance novel by a hugely popular novelist.
I think the movie looks pretty (as most Korean films do) but is so unbearably predicatable and cheesliy played it quickly becomes a bore. I did enjoy the directors 'Volcano High' though, so I think i'll forgive & forget this one.
Rom-coms are a difficult genre though. You have to like both leads, find the humour at least amusing, and be able to put up with the conventions of the genre. I can't think of many western rom-coms that I adore (just the one I return to regularly- "when harry met sally"), so finding Korean ones to recommend is pretty tough.
A man who was superman is bloody fantastic, but I never thought of it as acrom-com. As Jubilee says, the romance is subtly implied, but I saw it as a superior humorous drama. My scary girl is actually a secret little pleasure for me. I like it because it DOESN'T go where movies of that type usually go.
Just saw "100 Days With Mr Arrogant". Although the humour is a little allover the place (sometimes gross out, sometimes sweet and gentle, sometimes as subtle as a tin of spam), and you might dislike Ha Ji-Won's performance, I thought it was highly enjoyable.
Good Job Andrew, and i'm happy you enjoyed it. It rather went under the radar for westerners into Korean films, I think, considering just how good it is.
Keeping in the topic of Rom-Com, stay away from My Wife is an Agent. I'm sure I read somewhere you were looking forward to it Andrew, but it was awful and I love Kim Ha Neul. Who'd have thought a remake of Mr & Mrs Smith could be even more boring than the original?
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