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.)
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!