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Yeongeo wanjeonjeongbok (2003)

Young-Joo (Lee Na-Young) is selected by her co-workers to take an English class for her department. On her first day in class, things suddenly turn interesting when she meets Moon-Soo (Jang... See full summary »

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Yeong-ju Na
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Angela Kelly ...
Catherine
In-mun Kim ...
Yeong-ju's grandfather
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Moon-su's mother
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Ye-Young Baek ...
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Hyo-eun Hwang ...
Betty
Jae-hyeong Jeon ...
Jang-Nam Keuk
Seok-yong Jeong ...
Tyson
Doo-hong Jung ...
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Beom-su Lee ...
Passenger on the subway
Chang-Hwan Lee ...
Richard
Dell McLeod ...
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Young-Joo (Lee Na-Young) is selected by her co-workers to take an English class for her department. On her first day in class, things suddenly turn interesting when she meets Moon-Soo (Jang Hyuk), a well dressed womanizer, who is infatuated with his Australian English teacher Catherine (Angela Kelly). Moon-Soo does not notice Young-Joo because of her ordinary appearance, but Young-Joo takes matter into her own hands to gain his attention. As Young-Joo and Moon-Soo become closer, Young-Soo soon discovers a picture in his wallet of another girl. Written by Subrat Jain

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A below-average movie
11 May 2004 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

This movie tries very hard to insert comedic elements at rather awkward moments throughout its duration, and the end result is intermittent success but a general failure.

The movie is especially slow in the beginning and attempts to solicit cheap laughs.

However, one of the strangest issues here is how Moon-su and Young-ju got together. Maybe it is just me, I personally felt that it looked kind of forced, and that Moon-su was dating Young-ju out of sympathy, since for most of the movie, Young-ju is portrayed very effectively as the an obnoxious and foppish coquette. Considering Moon-su's personality in the film as being generous and sincere, I guess that has to be the only reason why he started to date her.

Above all, this movie definitely ranks about down there with films like Crazy First Love.

Sung-su Kim should really stay in the serious-movie genre


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