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Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002)

Gyeolhoneun michinjishida (original title)
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Jun-young (Kam Woo-seong) is a man in his early thirties who has seen his friends and younger brother get married but has yet to open himself to a serious relationship. Rather he is happy ... See full summary »

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Ha Yoo (as Ha Yu)

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Ha Yoo (as Ha Yu)
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Credited cast:
Woo-seong Kam ... Jun-young
Uhm Junghwa ... Yeon-hee (as Jeong-hwa Eom)
Won-Sang Park ... Kyu-jin (as Won-sang Park)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
So-Jeong Kang So-Jeong Kang ... Se-eun
Steven Lawson Steven Lawson ... Billy the Boxer
Jeong-eun Lim Jeong-eun Lim
Hyeon-kyeong Ryu Hyeon-kyeong Ryu ... Female student part-time worker
Jin-ho Song Jin-ho Song
Seo-jeong Yun Seo-jeong Yun
Ye-Ri Yun Ye-Ri Yun ... Yoo-ri
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Jun-young (Kam Woo-seong) is a man in his early thirties who has seen his friends and younger brother get married but has yet to open himself to a serious relationship. Rather he is happy floating through life with little direction or ambition. Yeon-hee (Eom Jeong-hwa) is girl approaching thirty who is desperate to find a suitable husband, but is looking for a match based on social and economic suitability rather than love. They meet on a blind date and quickly find that they are incompatible intellectually, but have an instant physical and emotional connection. Both are extremely practically minded, and as such decide to explore each other by starting a casual physical relationship, while she continues looking for more suitable husband and he avoids commitment. Written by Asuran

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Drama | Romance

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A motion picture adaptation of the novel of the same name. See more »

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Another Masterpiece out of South Korea
16 April 2005 | by tdhaddySee all my reviews

When I fist read the plot, I though it was going to be one of those twisted Hollywood sexual social dramas but with an Asian touch to it. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was indeed wrong.

This movie has some wild scenes but they don't seem incongruent or raunchy. They blend in with the social circumstances and with the personalities of the characters. The plot outlines the lives of two individuals who don't relish the idea of marriage which is, for lack of a better word, imperative for social harmony according to the Korean society. They however get along very well since they share amongst other things, a desire for closure and personal comfort.

The movie is very well directed with full credit going to its impeccable screenplay. The acting is fabulous with both the lead actor and actress doing a splendid job.

Overall, I would give this a 9/10

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

26 April 2002 (South Korea) See more »

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$6,558,851
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CJ Entertainment, Sidus See more »
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Color
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