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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.

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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

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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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 »

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Park Jeong-min: Those with plastic surgery aren't women... but monsters.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Maria
Written by Jimmy Destri
Lyrics by Jae-hak Lee (as Lee Jae-hak)
Sung by Kim Ah-joong
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Best Korean romantic comedy I've seen for a while.. and that really means something.
3 April 2007 | by aredotwiceSee all my reviews

There's a reason this movie dominated the Korean box office over the holiday season. It was more popular than Night at the Museum and many other American films. It accomplishes many things that recent Korean romantic comedies have failed at. Basically, this movie is the star vehicle for new actress Kim Ah-Jung. She gives a great performance and fits the role perfectly. Even though the plot is simplistic, it is very witty and provides consistent comedy. The movie does not take itself too seriously like a lot of Korean movies that are all like "OMG LET'S BE FUNNY FOR THE FIRST HALF AND MAKE IT ALL DEPRESSING IN THE SECOND HALF!" While it provides many laughs, the story is still touching and meaningful. And what's amazing is that Kim Ah-Jung did all of her own singing, despite never having sung in a movie before nor being a singer. The soundtrack for 200 Pounds Beauty has topped the charts in Korea and "Maria" is one of the most popular songs in Korea right now.

Since this is basically my first review, I want to emphasize that I wanted to write it because no Korean movie has touched me this strongly since I saw My Sassy Girl.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a satisfying romantic comedy. 10/10


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