Movie Monday: 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)

Starring: Ha Ji Won (Hwang Jin Yi, Secret Garden, Damo, The King 2 Hearts, The Duelist, etc.), Kim Jae Won (Hwang Jin Yi, Can You Hear My Heart, My Love Patzzi, My 19-Year-Old Sister-in-law, etc.)

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 95 mins.

Twinkies: 4 out of 5

Synopsis: Ha Ji Won’s character is unceremoniously dumped on the day of her 100th day anniversary by her boyfriend, or more accurately her ex-boyfriend. Disgruntled, she kicks a soda can, which causes a driver to swerve and scratch his expensive car. In the aftermath of the car “accident,” Ha Ji Won’s character agrees to be Kim Jae Won’s character’s “slave” for 100 days. With that premise firmly in place, the movie explores many silly, cute, lovable, hilarious, etc. moments.  

Musings: I think this may have been one of my first–if not very first–Ha Ji Won movie, and this fluffy movie solidified her place in my “Hall of Fame” of great Korean female actresses. Not only does she do the cute, funny moments justice, but her “range” of acting in this movie hinted at the potential of her now apparent acting prowess. And in all honesty, I didn’t even watch this movie for her, but rather for Kim Jae Won, whom I had just seen in My Love Patzzi, a fun drama…despite its oftentimes frustrating plot. Imagine my pleasant surprise to “discover” Ha Ji Won. 😉

For those of you who don’t like cute, you may want to avoid this movie like the plague, but if you enjoy a lighthearted, silly romance filled with outrageous moments nicely interchanged by sweet romantic interludes, this is just the movie for this Monday. The “Sailor Moon” scene itself is worth the time. I must have replayed that particular scene a few times because of the sheer cuteness of her expression. LOL

I hope you enjoy! Let me know if you get a chance to watch it or have already seen it; I’d love to hear what you think of the movie. Below is a short trailer of the movie in case you are interested. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a trailer with English subtitles, but this clip will still give you a sense of the movie’s tone. Also, you should be able to find the English-subbed version of the movie on YouTube. 🙂 Happy Monday!

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12 thoughts on “Movie Monday: 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)”

  1. LOLOL. loved this movie!! i think this is also one of those movies that i watched more than once!!….. *goes to netflix and hopes i find it*

  2. I watched this because of Han Ji Won; Kim Jae Won was an added bonus because I absolutely loved him in Can You Hear My Heart? which was on the top of my all time favorite dramas. I did not realize this was the second time they had worked together as I have not watched enough of Hwang Jin Yi. This was funny and had a cute ending!

    1. Hilarious. It was hilarious. And so adorable!! They really are my favorites T^T So beautiful. *claps* The Sailor Moon scene….that poor neighbor. She thought she was some kind of prostitute! LOL

      It was so light hearted and cute and *SPOILERS AHEAD. Stop reading please ^^* when they broke up I was like ….WHAT O.O

      There was 8 minutes left and they still weren’t together again! I was about to cry…then BAM! A city of lights and lots of spinning around (made me dizzy -.-) and all was well again 😀

      But the last scene o.o anyone care to give their thoughts and/or interpretation of it? I know what happened but if it’s a repeat in history then… -.-;; what about her oppa?!

      1. Hi Wol, I honestly don’t know either. Seems like she was talking to her oppa on the phone when she was driving, right? Or maybe it’s an alternate timeline/ universe 🙂

  3. I’ve watched this but this is the first I’ve realized it’s Ha JiWon. I think I was on a Kim JaeWon kick during that time, lol. I liked it, it was cute and fun =)

  4. I’ll try watching this on YouTube, thanks! btw how old was Ha Ji Won when she did this movie? She looks like she’s about 16!

    1. Watched this on YouTube last night! It was a fun, light romance (though honestly I didn’t ‘get’ why either of them fell for the other, or when). My favourite scene was when SPOILER ALERT he dived off the platform to catch her when she fainted. Gah, I’m an incurable romantic!

  5. One of my first Ha Ji Won films that I watched. Loved it, it was too funny.

    I’m still a little confused about the ending as well but I just pretended that it was her daughter that had the incident and not HJW ‘s character so I made it work out in my mind ^.^

    Now I’m off to go look at Rain Oppa instead of reviewing my lines ( hehe takin a Kpop break).

  6. I watched this quite a long time ago, so i couldnt recalled the Sailor Moon scene, so must watch this again. That was the first time i saw KJW and later i did watch a few drama of his. What i loved most about him is his smile… it really brighten up his face…

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