Movie Monday: A Perfect Match (2002)

Starring: Shin Eun Kyung, Jung Joon Ho, Gong Hyung Jin, Lee Sun Kyun, Tak Jae Hun, etc. 

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 1o1 minutes

Twinkies: 5 out of 5! 

Synopsis: Hyo Jin (Shin Eun Kyung) is a highly qualified consultant at a Korean dating service whose personal life belies a lonely life. As she matches one couple after another, her colleagues believe that she herself will be soon headed down the aisle when in reality, she and her “elite” boyfriend broke up months ago. The only thing that keeps her occupied is a troublesome client, Hyun Soo (Jung Joon Ho) who is a dating disaster. Determined to fix him up–the biggest challenge of her consulting career thus far–she slowly finds herself struggling to maintain her career-long rules. 

Musings: Yes! I finally found a site for you twinkles to see this. Now, I can introduce it as a “Movie Monday.” 🙂

This was one of the first movies I saw when I earned enough money to start buying DVDs. If some of you read my comment under September 6th’s “The Thursday 3,” you’ll know that before the Internet explosion (mid-/late-90s), the only way I could get my Kdrama fix was to rent Korean videos from the local Korean video stores. And of course, since I was busy studying for college entrance exams, medical school exams, and then medical school classes, my Korean drama and movie viewings were quite interspersed throughout the year to match my vacations. Heh.

In any case, I stumbled upon this DVD and immediately fell in love with this romantic comedy about love and single people’s journeys to find their “perfect match.” I must have seen this movie close to 10 times when I bought the DVD while in Ohio. Although in essence, this movie is a simple story of boy meets girl, the movie packs in a whole lot of goodness: endearing friends who “gift” small items to their friends, cute graphics to underscore the funny moments, and a sweet love story that resonates with anyone who has ever been in the search for that one person with whom they can spend the rest of their lives.

What did I love most about the movie? Other than the whole love story? The friendship between Hyo Jin and her guy buddy and other friends and the “background” couple that keeps popping up in random scenes (keep your eyes out for them!). And make sure to watch through the credits, which is one of the best parts of the movie. 🙂

Obviously, this is not a widely known movie (although I can’t figure out WHY since it’s absolutely ADORABLE!) and is not readily accessible through YouTube, but I did manage to find it through another site. If you are ready for a light-hearted, hilarious, and warm-hearted movie for Monday, take a look here. And for those of you who would like a sneak peek at the movie, below is the trailer. Sorry, I couldn’t find one with English subtitles, but this little clip still manages to give you a taste of the funny. 😉 Happy Monday!

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9 thoughts on “Movie Monday: A Perfect Match (2002)”

  1. I wonder if it will be weird to watch it now which is about 10 years after it was released~ No smartphones or fancy technology 😛

    1. Lol perhaps it would be, but i think the style and quality of the movie are the things that are going to stand out to me xD TV has changed so much and so has Korean fashion! im always baffled (in a good way) when watching older shows and comparing them to the modern ones. I also saw this on Viki and started watching it (but then Tests started to attack me -_-;;)

  2. I’m so happy you wrote about this! This movie has actually been one of my favorite rom-coms ever since I stumbled across it 10 years ago 🙂 I only just rediscovered it recently. Wish I could find more rom-coms like this one!

    1. Thanks for reading and commenting! I, too, saw this many years ago, but it remains one of my all-time favorite rom-com movies. 🙂

  3. I recently watched this movie and I was hoping someone could explain something about to me. In the scenes where they are in the coffee shop where she orders sweet potato cake, he says something about windows and I don’t understand the significance of it. Would someone please explain? I would really appreciate it, thanks!

    1. Welcome to our Musings community, Abby!
      If I remember correctly, he points out via the reflections in the window that she’s sitting at the cafe with him…as if on a date and/or as a couple, that she’s there with him and not alone. This is significant since she had just experienced a mortifying moment in front of her ex at the matchmaking event and was feeling low, perhaps despairing that she would ever find a match for herself. I hope this clarifies things for you. 🙂

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