Jin-hyeok opens a cake shop in an old antique shop, hiring Seun-woo, Korea's best pastry chef, who fell in love with him in high school. Also there, are Soo-young, crushing on Seun-woo, ex-boxer Gi-beom, and Seun-woo's French ex-boyfriend.
Three teenage boys Yong-ju, Gi-Woong and Gi-Taek, were once best friends in middle school, but they become estranged from each other once they enter high school. While Yong-ju and Gi-Taek ... See full summary »
Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving... See full summary »
On the first day of Shima's new job he met a man with a hangover in the elevator. That was his first meeting with his new boss, Togawa. Though Togawa seemed rude and cross, Shima was drawn ... See full summary »
The plot appears to follow a man who returns to Korea for one night. HE has been away for an extended period of time. At a café, he meets up with a lover he left behind when he left Korea, ... See full summary »
Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However when Min-soo's mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are 'just friends'.
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had.
A latest South Korean comedy (not exclusively since the title is overtly giving away that a funeral is looming around) about a bogus marriage between a gay boy and a lesbian girl, with motley sidekick groups of family members and an utterly effeminate bunch of queers.
Squeezing by the contemporary social prejudice, the film conventionally put its weight on the male side: the pressure of coming out; the escapism of relocating in another place far away from family and compatriots; the humiliation, embarrassment induced to the family after outing, and the perpetual contention of the dilemma between outing and covering up. With an asymmetrical angle. being a lesbian might omit much of the said drama as long as one has a tough nerve.
Coming out is never an easy piece of cake, particularly in the Asian environment, that's why the boldness of the team is commendable, although the attempt to carry on both the comedic ingredient and the melodramatic tragedy into a balanced comfort zone has never been effectively consummated, as times, the film has fallen into a self-consciously awkward anticlimax which may be engendered by an uneven cast (the leading male Dong-yun Kim occasionally is paper-thin in manifesting a sympathizing performance when the film needs it; while against all odds, a sissy but hearty Jeongpyo Park is the saving grace from the cast) and a tedious procedure of predictability of the anticipated story-going.
Unquestionably the film has utilized all the possible set pieces (whether to spark laughter or tear) to embellish the ultra starry-eyed fairytale, the discussion at the funeral is thoroughly rib- ticking and off-the-wall, but the final product is too TV-series-ish to be perceive as a sincere crowd-pleaser, as least not on a large scale.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?