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My Sassy Girl (2001)

Yeopgijeogin geunyeo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 27 July 2001 (South Korea)
Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kyun-woo
... The Girl
In-mun Kim ... Kyun-woo's Father
... Kyun-woo's Mother
... The Girl's Father
Sook-hee Hyun ... The Girl's Mother
Il-woo Kim ... Quintuplets
Soon-cheol Yoo ... Old Man
... Deserter
Min-jae Kim ... Junior High School Kyun-woo
Nam-hwi Heo ... Elementary School Kyun-woo
Jae-ho Lee ... Neighborhood Friend 1
Joon-yeong Park ... Neighborhood Friend 2
Cheol-ho Hyeon ... Neighborhood Friend 3
Jong-hun Hyeon ... School Friend 1
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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl's abuses. Written by Thomas Giammarco <giammarcoken@hanmail.net>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Doona Bae was considered for the role of The Girl. See more »

Goofs

When Kyun-woo is browsing the Internet and checking his e-mail, the address bar shows that he's looking at local files on his hard-disk, not actual websites. See more »

Quotes

The Girl: What do you want to order?
Kyun-woo: Cherry Jubilee... wait... I'll have Mango Tango... or Shooting Star... Jamonka Almond sounds good too... Okay, I'll just have Love Me.
The Girl: Wanna die? Drink coffee!
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Version of My Sassy Girl (2008) See more »

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My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson (uncredited) and Ronald White (uncredited)
Performed by The Temptations
Played only in director's cut version
Played during the high heels scene
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My first Korean movie
8 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

Saw this movie with absolutely zero expectations...was almost asleep and watched it at a friend's place to pass the time. To my surprise, while it is not the best movie, it is definitely one of my favorites of the year and one of my favorite comedies of all time. I hope I get a chance to see it again because apparently there are a lot of little subtle things in it that you don't see the first or maybe even the second time around.

I think some people get too caught up in the fact that the movie lacks realism, but I think that's what makes it all the wackier and funnier. I usually have a very low regard for Asian comedies, but this one was certainly worth watching. Absolutely hilarious but maintaining a touching side to it. The characters and situations are so interesting and absorbing that you tend to forget that you are being manipulated by all the sappiness.


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