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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 ... 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:

The girl your mother warned you about. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is an American remake of the 2001 Korean film of the same name. See more »

Quotes

Old Man: Destiny is the bridge you build to the one you love.
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Interesting try but very lacking
7 August 2008 | by TheHarshAndLastWordSee all my reviews

I must admit when I first heard they were making an American remake of My Sassy Girl my stomach kinda churned. I wasn't sure that Hollywood could recreate the amazing korean film from 2001. Now there's good news and bad news... let's start with the good.

I like how they added a bit more playfulness to the movie giving it strange cut-scenes in between the main story. This added to the fun factor of the movie, but some may see it as just a simple waste of time. Using New York as the place setting for this film seemed typical but executed decently. And using one of the most recognizable cities in the world helped users become semi-comfortable. Both leading actors do a decent job, nothing too overly noticeable but decent.

Now the bad news, though the actors did a decent acting job.. you could still tell they're acting. When an actor feels his role and becomes the character the more enjoyable a film can be. For example Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, he did an amazing job. I wish the actors did the same, but to be honest it seemed to be stale at times.

Overall the movie is 1/2 bad. As a stand alone rom/com it does a pretty decent job. But for the hardcore fans it's really obvious that this movie will just never be as good as the original. It's definitely worth watching once, that way you can develop your own idea on this film. They did an OK job trying to port the movie, a lot of things were lost in translation and unfortunately with that happening it simply makes the movie OK.


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