Lame Comedy, Starts off strong, but loses its steam in the latter half
"Don't Believe Her" is a romantic drama, which as from a book called "How to produce a box office success" and could come to the corresponding sub-title "The Romantic Drama." I'm sure so there is actually a book in Korea and it is the producer of such films as holy bible of the film, whose rules are irrefutable because they have proved in movies in the application to be successful. The only question is whether the public should be really happy with always the same? "Don't Believe Her," the cast of the hit comedy "My Tutor Friend" Kim Ha-neul and Kwon Sang-woo together again and build almost entirely on these star-factor. The script is in fact seen a disaster narrative, as it does not know where it really wants out, so that can really only arbitrarily strung together scenes from the life of the protagonists talk. There is huge frustration experience it then after the first half of the movie entertaining, when suddenly "unexpectedly" (now it has become the norm), mutating the film to the handkerchief-drama ...
Kwon Sang-woo ("Spirit of Jeet Kune Do") gives a charismatic performance as a childish teenager who emulates his idol Jackie Chan Sun much that he even has his pot 70/80er years hairdo. This underscores the somewhat childish and exceptional character Ji-hwan even more. Of course, he sees this also somehow a bit silly, but he proves that he is not to put in this drawer. He has friends and is surprisingly little ridiculed because of his hairdo, which shows that he is a great guy. We also see if, in the parkour-like race against his friend Young-hoon intentionally loses or if he is in a different weight class in Taekwondo can be classified as his friend because he knows that he would defeat him. Kwon Sang-woo of course makes up (almost) all his own stunts and shows us his athletic ability. But even on representational level, he knows and conveys to convince the different feelings in a credible manner.
Kim Ha-neul ("Ditto", "Dead Friend") plays the counterpart, a very lively girl who knows what she wants and her dream to become an actress after running, although she seems to have really bad stage fright for their cards. Lovingly she takes care of also working with her mother to her disabled father and is yet still time Ji-hwan his laundry to wash, making it as the clever men correctly and in such chores intentionally light so stupid hires that the woman that task only too happy to assume. The chemistry between the two actors that is actually entertaining in "Don't Believe Her". Each one is actually a really nice personality, but if the two are combined insult, and then fight them as if they were mortal enemies. You may not really want it, but they have to. To the outside is thus clear: This must be love.
Actually see the friends of the two so, so it comes to some reconciliation talks, which are led by those in the paths. Ji-hwan and Dal-rae combine many memories from her childhood, which we are also always present in the form of small flashbacks. Where the relationship between the two ultimately must steer, we recognize only is there an unnecessary incident that changes the tone of the film and in his dramatic works constructed so enormous, because there is no reason why the film suddenly slip into melodrama must that they would throw in anger and frustration prefer something in the TV. The only positive thing that you can find with a lot of good will, the fact is that the aimlessness of the film and the arbitrariness of the sequence of scenes is detached from the fact that the problems and feelings of the protagonists of the dramatic change something be put in focus. However, this does not change the fact that we have the feeling to see the second half a different film. At least one type is the actual final return to the previous mood, or better said, a compromise between the two halves.
Director and script writer Han Lee ("Lover's Concerto") knows what he has to bring the chemistry of its two main characters to best on the screen, a narrative should focus for the film, however, can work wonders. Thus, there are just a few nice and funny scenes, a few excerpts from the lives of the two protagonists to talk to some, but it can easily raise the question where that will lead everything? Well, obviously a frustrating second half, their sudden act "profound" life considerations can be extremely artificial and the characters will soon grow up. As viewers we have here is clearly the right to feel cheated, because that is not what we actually thought to have paid. In this circumstance "would get Don't Believe Her" is actually more deductions, but the good performers, the sound director and the undeniable entertainment potential supply despite everything, still nice enough for a movie night.
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