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Greatest Expectations (2003)

Widaehan yusan (original title)
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Chang-sik lives strictly by the freeloader's handbook, doing the rounds of free samples in department store food sections and sponging off of his older brother. Mi-young nurtures grandiose ... See full synopsis »

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Sang-hun Oh

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Won-jae Lee
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Credited cast:
Chang Jung Lim ... Chang-shik
Seon-a Kim ... Mi-yeong
Yi Shin Yi Shin ... Seong-hie
Su-mi Kim Su-mi Kim ... Mi-yeong's mother
Hyeong-jin Kong ... Yong-shik
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mi-ryeong Cho Mi-ryeong Cho
Yu-mi Jeong Yu-mi Jeong
Yun-Hee Kim Yun-Hee Kim
Deok-hee Lee Deok-hee Lee
Jeong-won Oh Jeong-won Oh
Hyeon-jin Sa Hyeon-jin Sa
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Chang-sik lives strictly by the freeloader's handbook, doing the rounds of free samples in department store food sections and sponging off of his older brother. Mi-young nurtures grandiose dreams of becoming a TV actress but has failed every audition because she just can't act. The two unemployed with similar schedules and living in the same neighborhood are bound to run into each other, and they do. One day, Chang-sik and Mi-young are walking around distractedly when they end up in a head-on collision. Chang-sik's coins spill out from his hands and scatter all over the ground. His precious coins! He chases after every single one but ends up 10 cents short. He viciously turns to the Mi-young but she refuses to give him 10 cents.

They become sworn enemies after this incident, but then come across the chance of a lifetime. By chance, they witness a hit-and-run involving old man Hwang together. The next day, to their amazement, they see a banner advertising a 5 million won reward to ...

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Korean

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24 October 2003 (South Korea) See more »

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Nothing you haven't seen before
13 January 2008 | by TrentReznorSee all my reviews

Chang-shik is a Psychology graduate who is too lazy to find a job and has been living with his brother and his wife for two years. Mi-yeong, is an actress wannabe who always fails in the castings, so she helps her mother to run the family videostore. They don't get on well since Chang-shik rarely returns the videos on time and don't want to pay the fines. One night, they meet completely by chance and are the witness of a hit and run accident. Thinking of the money they could get for the reward they decide to go to the police to declare. Soon, the things will start to get complicated.

Like the title says, this movie is nothing you haven't seen before, especially if you are a fan of the Korean cinema. The movie follows the typicals points of the Korean romantic-comedies, here we have the rude girl, the weak boy, some unexpected events and of course, a scene in a motel room. It even has the most common defect on the modern Korean cinema, because the film last too much, in 100 minutes they could have told the same and make the movie more entertaining. Also, the story is quite predictable, if you have seen any of the romantic-comedies that have invaded the Korean scene on the late years, you will easily know how it ends. So...why a 6? Well, I don't know, it has some funny moments, Kim Sun-ah is on it...and maybe the fact that I haven't seen any Korean romantic-comedy in a while. Anyways, the hardcore fans of this type of films won't be disappointed.

By the way, watch the credits! One part of the story is solved there.


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