Kyu-sik is a seminary student, who one day falls during a church service, dropping a precious, pope-blessed relic. As punishment, he and his comic relief friend Seon-dal are sent away to a ... See full summary »
Kyu-sik is a seminary student, who one day falls during a church service, dropping a precious, pope-blessed relic. As punishment, he and his comic relief friend Seon-dal are sent away to a small church in rural Korea to work in a sort of 'priest limbo' until they get their act together. Upon his arrival, Kyu-sik ends up in an awkward position with a groggy Bong-hee, a pretty girl who just flew in from America to visit her uncle-the priest of the rural church. However, Bong-hee's true reason for coming is to see her beloved boyfriend, but things don't go terribly smoothly and she is stuck in the church without a way home. Of course, all while she and Kyu-sik are slowly testing each other's nerves. Hate soon amounts to affection and the film gradually moves from playfully mean situations to the cute fuzzy ones banking on Kwon Sang-woo's and Ha Ji-won's endearing chemistry. Written by
I'm a Catholic seminarian myself and I was able to emphasize with the story of "Love so Divine". The acting although not very technically superior, was certainly witty and engaging! Kwon Sang-Woo could have passed for a real seminarian! Ha ji won on the other hand was really, really sassy and carried out her role very well without making it too sweet or too stubborn. They had perfect chemistry right from the start. The ending, although predictably positive as in any romantic comedy, had a very interesting twist. It is good to note the slightest details in the story to fully appreciate the final outcome: locket, shoe, "Deo gratias", rosary, and even the theme song and its lyrics etc. I believe the team did their research well especially as to the life and formation of seminarians as well as the many problems they face. The set, as well as tye costumes, was also well-designed and realistic. Great theme song and dance number (epithalamium) too! I saw the MTV and I liked it as well. I highly recommend this film.
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