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200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

Minyeo-neun goerowo (original title)
A talented but obese girl, who ghost-sings for a not-so-talented pop star, undergoes extensive plastic surgery to become a slender beauty with a new identity.

Director:

Yong-hwa Kim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jin-mo Ju ... Sang-jun
Ah-jung Kim ... Kang Han-na
Dong-il Sung ... President Choi
Hyun-sook Kim ... Park Jeong-min
Hyeon-shik Lim ... Han-na's Dad
Han-wi Lee Han-wi Lee ... Lee Kong-hak
Seo-yun Ji ... Ah-mi (as Seo-yun)
No-shik Park ... Chinese Noodle Stalker
Myeong-gyu Myeong-gyu ... Hyeon-deok
Jeong Yoon Jeong Yoon ... Pink's Manager
Venny Venny ... Pink
Beom-su Lee Beom-su Lee ... Taxi Driver
Yong-geon Kim Yong-geon Kim ... Chairman Choi
Won-jong Lee ... Fortune Teller
Seung-su Ryu Seung-su Ryu ... Traffic Cop 1
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Storyline

Han-na, an overweight woman with a beautiful voice, provides the real vocals for a pretty pop star who can't carry a tune. After a humiliating encounter, Han-na undergoes head-to-toe plastic surgery and reemerges a year later as svelte singer Jenny. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

200 Pounds Beauty See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

KM Culture Co., REALise See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Hee-seon Kim, Soo Ae, So-Young Ko and Nayoung Lee were considered for the role of Kang Han-Na before Ah-jung Kim was cast. See more »

Quotes

Kang Han-na: My life is in your hands. You can end it or save it.
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Connections

Version of Gekijô ban Kanna san daiseikô desu! (2009) See more »

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Superstar
Written by Jae-hak Lee (as Lee Jae-hak)
Sung by Loveholic
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Actually quite good...
19 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

"200 Pounds Beauty" (aka "Minyeo-neun goerowo") sort of is a modern day Cinderella story, although with a twist. And it does differentiate itself from the numerous South Korean romantic comedy movies, which in itself in an impressive feat.

Director Yong-Hwa Kim has managed to put together a great romantic comedy that didn't follow the standard recipe of how to make a successful rom-com. As such, "200 Pounds Beauty" was a nice breath of fresh air to the genre.

Think Cinderella and you have the core essence of the movie. Han-na (played by Ah-Jung Kim) is a large singer who is doing the singing for a lip syncing popstar, hidden away because of her size and appearance. Undergoing full cosmetic surgery Han-na becomes everything she dreamed of, but she loses herself along the way and turns into what she always hated.

This comedy is not the kind that will leave you flat out laughing, but instead it is a good story with subtle comedy that will make you feel good. The nice storyline is accompanied by equally nice acting performances.

A big thumbs up to Ah-Jung Kim for her performance in this movie. She really did carry the movie quite nicely.

"200 Pounds Beauty" is a benchmark in the South Korean romantic comedy genre, and it is a must watch if you enjoy this particular genre. It is a beautiful movie that will leave a lasting impression. Highly recommended that you sit down to watch this movie.


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