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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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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

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Trivia

Based on the manga "Kanna-san daiseikô desu!" by Japanese mangaka Yumiko Suzuki. See more »

Quotes

Kang Han-na: You broke my heart. Tissue won't fix it.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Dance With My Daddy
Written by Jae-hak Lee (as Lee Jae-hak)
Lyrics by Jae-hak Lee (as Lee Jae-hak), Alex
Sung by Alex (Clazziquai)
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User Reviews

 
Fantastic movie, period...
9 June 2007 | by le_renardSee all my reviews

I will admit that I have not seen many Korean romantic comedies, so I can't say definitively how it compares to others. But I have definitely seen my fair share of U.S. romantic comedies. Frankly, the genre has become so clichéd, it's nearly impossible to find any decent new romantic comedies.

When I chose to watch "200 Pounds Beauty," I expected more of the same formulaic plot twists, etc. Yet I was pleasantly surprised at how beautifully produced this movie was. The actors did a superb job. My only contention is that there were several unexplained plot contents. I won't spoil it for any potential viewers, so I'll leave you to figure those out for yourselves.

Bottom line: if you want to watch a cute, funny and well done romantic comedy, then this is your movie. But make sure you have some Kleenex on hand! There are a few tugging-at-the-heart strings scenes.


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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

14 December 2006 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

200 Pounds Beauty See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,013,016
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Company Credits

Production Co:

KM Culture Co., REALise See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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