Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl’s abuses
Director: Kwak Jae-young
Writers: Kim Ho-sik (novel), Kwak Jae-young (screenplay)
Cha Tae-hyun as Gyun-woo
Jun Ji-hyun as The Girl
WARNING: Major spoilers ahead.
The film was surely a comical and hilarous one until The Girl’s past was revealed. It was also kind of heartbreaking since Gyeon-woo and The Girl can’t be together half of the movie so I’m really glad that they ended up together. My favorite part of the movie was during the piano performance of The Girl because I really do have a liking when it comes to things related with classical music. In addition to that, the piece played was a variation of Pachelbel’s Canon! I really loved that piece since it was one of the reason why I’ve come to known classical music. The actors/actresses also played out their roles well, particularly Jun Ji-hyun (The Girl). I also like the character of Cha Tae-hyun because despite the horrible things The Girl did to him, he still puts up with her. I liked how the writers developed Ji-hyun’s character: from a girl who can’t let go of the past to a girl who accepts everything and letting herself be happy. The cinematography was also quite good considering the film was made during 2001. For a romantic comedy film, it really has a well-written plot and does not disappoint and I also think that the ending was satisfying.
Overall rating: 4.8/5