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My Sassy Girl (2008)

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A sweet Midwestern guy with his life planned out for himself is wooed, groomed, and ultimately dumped by a complicated, elusive gal.

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Yann Samuell

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Victor Levin (screenplay), Jae-young Kwak (earlier screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elisha Cuthbert ... Jordan Roark
Jesse Bradford ... Charlie Bellow
Austin Basis ... Leo
Chris Sarandon ... Dr. Roark
Jay Patterson ... Roger Bellow
Tom Aldredge ... Old Man
Louis Mustillo ... Doorman
Brian Reddy Brian Reddy ... Mr. Phipps
Stark Sands ... Soldier
Joanna Gleason ... Kitty / Aunt Sally
Cherene Snow Cherene Snow ... Stationmaster
Kimberly Youngblood Kimberly Youngblood ... Attractive Woman
Don Sparks Don Sparks ... Security Officer
Sean Phillips Sean Phillips ... Swat Commander
William Abadie ... Jean-Jacques
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Storyline

My Sassy Girl is the tale of the first and last time Charlie Bello falls in love. From their initial meeting, trouble is the name of the game. Imagine an amorphous mass of dating disasters and you get an idea of the relationship between the young couple. Some mysterious force with the strength of gravity between two planets must be at play between Charlie and Jordan as the relationship truly makes no sense on the surface. Everything seems pitted against the two of them. Things suddenly come to a halt when the two write letters confessing their love for each other. Agreeing to meet a year later to read the love letters together, Charlie and Jordan go their separate ways. Written by Marx-Michael

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Taglines:

She's Beautiful, Smart, Funny And Totally Crazy. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language, thematic material and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2008 (Thailand) See more »

Also Known As:

Una chica fuera de serie See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Charlie Bellow: Once in your life, if you are very lucky, you will meet the person who divides it to the time before you met her and the time after.
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Occam's Razor
Written by John Burton Kerry & Christopher D. Sampson
Performed by Ocha la Rocha (as Ocha La Rocha)
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Fails as both an adaptation or an interpretation of a wonderful romantic comedy.
12 January 2009 | by Tort21See all my reviews

This movie is an American adaptation of the Korean version of the same name. Cuthbert and Bradford both fail to recreate the integral chemistry of the characters from the original version. In comparison to Jun Ji-hyun's portrayal of the "sassy girl", Cuthbert's performance was uninspired and often times painful to watch. Jun Ji-hyun's organic performance of a lively yet complex girl becomes forced and unconvincing in Cuthbert's attempt. One is awkwardly aware throughout the film that Cuthbert is trying to mimic a character rather than becoming the character herself. Besides Bradford's "good boy" image, he contributes nothing to the role. He lacks the emotion and passion of the original character. As for the movie, it is a scene by scene copy of the original version, each more poorly executed than the next. Rather than a cute romantic comedy created by the natural interactions of the characters, this movie feels fake, choppy, and poorly made for budgeted movie. If you're going to watch both versions, make sure you see this one first before the original. To do the opposite would be akin to reading the book and then seeing the adapted movie.


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