"Spy Girl" has an inventive first half: it starts telling its story from the male lead's point-of-view, then it switches to the female's, sometimes covering the same events. After a while, however, it becomes clear that despite all the flashbacks, flashforwards, different perspectives, etc. the movie doesn't really have much story to tell. There is a little comedy, a little (goofy) action, but about 80% of "Spy Girl" is really a romance. To the film's benefit, the two leads are very charming. Yu Kong is likable as the nerdy, well-meaning college dropout, and Jeong-hwa Kim is incredibly beautiful, and well-cast as the spy-in-disguise who can draw male looks simply by walking and smiling. But the script meanders without much sense of direction, and there are a few too many "finally! they're together now
oh wait, not yet" endings. Recommended for romance fans, but not for
action/spy fans. **1/2 out of 4.
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