Wedding Dress is a South Korean film about a touching story of a mother and daughter's final days together, their love and courage in the face of separation.It stars Song Yun-Ah and Kim Hyang-Gi as the mother and daughter respectively together with Lee Ki-Woo,Kim Myeong-Kuk,,Kim Ye- Ryeong,Chae Sang-Woo and Kim Tae-Jong. It was written by Yoo Young-A and directed by Kwon Hyung Jin.
Wedding Dress presents dress designer and widowed mother Go Eun,who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Go Eun is determined to do everything she can for her young daughter So Ra in the little time she has left, including completing So Ra's future wedding dress. Keeping her illness a secret, Go Eun quietly prepares her daughter for a life without her. So Ra too keeps her awareness of her mother's illness a secret, and sets out to make her mother's wishes come true.
Wedding Dress has all the elements of a typical Korean melodrama tearjerker.It started by establishing the great relationship between the widowed mother and the young daughter to try to catch the viewer's emotion about the separation that is about to take place when the mother is about to die with a terminal illness.Obviously,the mother Go Eun has already reached the fifth stage of facing death - acceptance after going through the stages of denial,anger,bargaining and death - and has already faced the reality that her terminal cancer is beyond cure and she is going to pass away in a few days.She has to let her young daughter know that she won't be with her and slowly let her realize the fate that is about to take place.The movie was effective considering it presents all the elements needed for a tearjerker but it falls short as a classic similar to a movie like A Moment To Remember. The emotions brought about by the main actress - Song Yun-Ah and Kim Hyang-Gi - does not provide enough sympathy and empathy of what about they are going to go through.Although they are not as great as the actors and actress involved of the said Korean classic movie,it still will manage to catch the viewers to cry due to its good screenplay but not enough to be considered a memorable,great and classic film.But nevertheless,I still consider this a good film and not something to be missed.
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