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The only thing sixteen year-old Seo Bo-Eun's grandfather wants is to see her wed, even going as far as to fake a fatal illness to get his way. He arranges her marriage to twenty-something Park Sang-Min, the grandson of a family friend. Keeping their marriage a secret from all but a select few, the newlyweds try to live their separate lives as normally as possible, but it becomes far more complicated than they ever imagined... Written by
A sweet Romantic Comedy, despite its controversial subject
Several reviewers took exception at this film's depiction of marriage between an adult (a college student) and a 15 year old high school student. I feel the subject was handled with a lot of sensitivity. Arranged marriages are still frequent in many parts of the world, and deserve a movie about them. Millions of very young women still tie the knot before they are 18, in Asia or the near-east or Africa. Why should the subject be taboo? The film does not condone the practice, as a matter of fact it shows how wrong it could be. The pleasure comes from watching these two young people make what they can with a situation they are not completely responsible for. Although the film is light and often funny, it has its share of pathos. Many will recall the awkwardness of first relationships, they are even more awkward in an arranged marriage.
This movie is very likable. The two stars are fun and charming. The tone is breezy throughout, but very realistic. Many of the clichés are there (THe karaoke scene, the dream scene, the misunderstanding(s) at school...), but they are treated in such an offhand way that they don't feel calculated. For a first film, Ho-joon Kim's direction is assured and precise. One of the best Korean comedies I have seen lately, recommended to put a smile on your face, and make you think...
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