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My Mother, the Mermaid (2004)

Ineo gongju (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 30 June 2004 (South Korea)
Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look ... See full summary »

Director:

Heung-sik Park

Writers:

Hye-won Gwon (story), Myeong-sook Jang (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Do-yeon Jeon ... Na-young
Hae-il Park ... Jin-kook
Du-shim Ko
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bu-seon Kim
In-Sook Kim In-Sook Kim
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ... Jo Young-ho
So-jeong Lee So-jeong Lee
Sung-min Lee ... Fruit Store Owner
Bok-gi Min Bok-gi Min
Myung-shin Park ... Bathhouse owner
Dong-hwan Shin Dong-hwan Shin ... New Postman (as Dong-Hwan Shin)
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Na-young works at a post office and is sick and tired of being around her shamefully unyielding mother and her pushover father who's excessively nice. The only thing that she can look forward to is her trip abroad in a few days. But one day, her father leaves home without any notice. Her mother doesn't care what happens to him and doesn't care to look for him. Na-young has no choice but to give up her dream trip abroad and to search for her father instead. Once she arrives at her parents' hometown, Na-young is shocked to meet someone she'd never expect, even in her dreams. Written by Anonymous

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Certainly NOT one of the best ever...
29 April 2005 | by revolutionerSee all my reviews

It starts off extremely slowly. There are some very heartfelt scenes in the film but as a whole, it could have worked better with a more credible script.

There was never really a clear explanation of the trip Na-Young takes and HOW she meets who she meets.

There are other moments in the film that lost me completely.

With that said, some of the photography was breathtaking and Jeon Do-yeon's performance was amazing! It took me 1/3 of the film to realize she was playing more than one role!

I give it a borderline recommendation because there are more hits than misses and can see some people liking this more than I did.


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