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200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Minyeo-neun goerowo (original title)
A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

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Jin-mo Ju ...
Sang-jun
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Kang Han-na
Dong-il Sung ...
President Choi
Hyeon-sook Kim ...
Park Jeong-min
Hyeon-shik Lim ...
Han-na's Dad
Han-wi Lee ...
Lee Kong-hak
Seo-yun Ji ...
Ah-mi (as Seo-yun)
No-shik Park ...
Chinese Noodle Stalker
Myeong-gyu ...
Hyeon-deok
Jeong Yoon ...
Pink's Manager
Venny ...
Pink
Beom-su Lee ...
Taxi Driver
Yong-geon Kim ...
Chairman Choi
Won-jong Lee ...
Fortune Teller
Seung-su Ryu ...
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Han-na, an overweight woman with a beautiful voice, provides the real vocals for a pretty pop star who can't carry a tune. After a humiliating encounter, Han-na undergoes head-to-toe plastic surgery and reemerges a year later as svelte singer Jenny. Written by Anonymous

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Hee-seon Kim, Soo Ae, So-young Ko and Na-yeong Lee were considered for the role of Kang Han-Na before Ah-jung Kim was cast. See more »

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Kang Han-na: My life is in your hands. You can end it or save it.
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Version of Gekijô ban Kanna san daiseikô desu! (2009) See more »

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Superstar
Written by Jae-hak Lee (as Lee Jae-hak)
Sung by Loveholic
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Best Korean romantic comedy I've seen for a while.. and that really means something.
3 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's a reason this movie dominated the Korean box office over the holiday season. It was more popular than Night at the Museum and many other American films. It accomplishes many things that recent Korean romantic comedies have failed at. Basically, this movie is the star vehicle for new actress Kim Ah-Jung. She gives a great performance and fits the role perfectly. Even though the plot is simplistic, it is very witty and provides consistent comedy. The movie does not take itself too seriously like a lot of Korean movies that are all like "OMG LET'S BE FUNNY FOR THE FIRST HALF AND MAKE IT ALL DEPRESSING IN THE SECOND HALF!" While it provides many laughs, the story is still touching and meaningful. And what's amazing is that Kim Ah-Jung did all of her own singing, despite never having sung in a movie before nor being a singer. The soundtrack for 200 Pounds Beauty has topped the charts in Korea and "Maria" is one of the most popular songs in Korea right now.

Since this is basically my first review, I want to emphasize that I wanted to write it because no Korean movie has touched me this strongly since I saw My Sassy Girl.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a satisfying romantic comedy. 10/10


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