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Too Beautiful to Lie (2004)

Geunyeoreul midji maseyo (original title)
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While a man is out of town, a con-woman claims to be his fiancée and moves in with his family.

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Hyeong-jun Bae

Writer:

Yeon-seon Park
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Credited cast:
Ha-neul Kim ... Ju Yeong-ju
Dong-Won Gang ... Choi Hee-cheol (as Dong-won Kang)
Jae-ho Song ... Hee-cheol's dad
Jee-Young Kim Jee-Young Kim ... Hee-cheol's grandma (as Ji-yeong Kim)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ah-rong Kim Ah-rong Kim
Cheon-hee Lee ... Youg-deok
Ju-seok Lee Ju-seok Lee ... Doctor
Young-eun Lee Young-eun Lee ... Soo-mi
Ha-ryong Lim Ha-ryong Lim ... The husband of Hee-cheol's paternal aunt
Ji-Yeon Myeong Ji-Yeon Myeong ... Hwa-sook
Sang-mi Nam ... Jae-eun
Su-jeong Nam Su-jeong Nam ... First Aunt
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Young-ju's professional skills of pretense and deceit easily get her out on parole. On a train en route to her sister's wedding, she runs into Hee-chul, mistaking him for a bum trying to molest her. On top of that, a pickpocket steals Hee-chul's engagement ring. Young-ju is worried that she might be accused of the theft, so she sets out to retrieve the ring, but amid the hassle, she's left behind on the platform and can only watch the train leave with her luggage. Young-ju finds her way to Hee-chul's home and the family - seeing the ring - thinks she is Hee-chul's fiancée. To wiggle herself out of the situation without adding another crime to her rap sheet, she uses the skills of her profession and cons everyone into believing indeed she's the one. Meanwhile, Hee-chul returns home without having proposed to his girl for lack of a ring, and finds that his family, and in fact the whole town, now scorn him for his desertion of an innocent woman. Written by CJ Entertainment

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well done comedy
1 May 2004 | by JohanRdamSee all my reviews

I like this movie very much actually, even though it is a quite predictable, sappy, commercial comedy. The jokes do work out well (a major achievement for this kind of film) and the portrayal of a Korean countryside family is simply hilarious.

I was surprised to see that this movie did not do as well at the Korean box office as My Tutor Friend as that movie is similar to this one (the lead actress is the same as well). In fact, I think that this movie is even better.

All in all, a very well made movie. If you are looking for a night of laughs with your family go check this out! If you are looking for more depth, yes there are better films around, but Don't Believe Her/Too Beautiful To Lie (why does it have two titles??) can definitely compete with many of them.

8/10


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South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

16 January 2004 (South Korea) See more »

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$778,400
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