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The Beauty Inside (2015)

Byuti insaideu (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 September 2015 (USA)
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A South Korean has a different person's body, changing every morning to a body "borrowed" for a day - man, woman, old, child and sometimes a foreigner. "He" works as furniture designer. He loves a girl. She loves him for the beauty inside.

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Jong-Yeol Baek
3 wins & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Hyo-joo Han ... Hong Yi-soo (as Hyo-ju Han)
Seo-joon Park ... Woo-jin (as Seo Joon Park)
Juri Ueno ... Woo-jin
Jin-wook Lee ... Woo-jin
Ju-hyuk Kim ... Woo-jin
Yeon-Seok Yoo ... Woo-jin / Narrator
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ko Asung ... Woo-jin (as Ah-sung Ko)
Sung-Woo Bae ... Woo-jin
Woo-hee Chun ... Woo-jin
Ji-han Do Ji-han Do ... Woo-jin
Karel Hermánek Jr. ... Woo-jin
Da-mi Hong Da-mi Hong ... Woo-jin
Eui-soo Jang ... Woon-jin 106
Dal-hwan Jo Dal-hwan Jo ... Woo-jin
Dae-Myung Kim ... Woo-jin
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Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he's a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He's the same person on the inside, but on the outside he's always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to. The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to reunite with Yi-soo. Written by nnq2603

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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All 123 Woo-Jin character appeared in this film. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Beauty Inside (2012) See more »

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Quirky, unique must-see Rom-Dram
29 January 2016 | by stevepat99See all my reviews

First off, consider that aside from these scant reviews the film has a very respectable 7.1 rating from 659 viewers.

I've been hooked on K-dramas for some time. I took a shot at this feature film due to the story line.

Aside: There is a 2012 USA TV mini series that garnered an 8.4 rating. Just viewed the series which has six episodes, some 4 minutes long, so that the total run time is only about 30 minutes. I feel this feature film version is far superior to the mini-series.

I so enjoyed most all aspects of the film that I immediately watched it a second time. Interestingly there is no single male lead actor. The female lead, Yi Soon, was spot on perfect. The hook: How can any relationship get off the ground, let alone succeed, when the guy Yi Soon meets will look like a virtual stranger (man/old man/young woman/old woman/child/handsome/ beautiful/ ugly) every day.

I love how the film tackles Woo Jin's (male lead)logistical challenges i.e. different shoe sizes, eyesight good to awful, clothes, hair, make-up etc. etc.

Very good screenplay which rises to the challenges. Can Yi Soon love a guy who will be and old women tomorrow? Comic relief arrives when Yi Soo is faced with Woo Jin as a ten year old and what the two spend the day together.

Another great scene where Yi Soo attends an important evening office event and all are anxious to see her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Woo Jin awoke that AM as a grand mother! Fun to see where this goes.

The ending was a surprise that worked well on a couple of levels. Tender love between a beautiful woman and her extraordinary, talented. boyfriend. Go with the overall VERY HIGH rating. Most of you will be glad you did.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | Japanese | Czech | English

Release Date:

11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$50,536, 13 September 2015

Gross USA:

$108,083

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,301,869
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Yong Film See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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