Starring: Kang Dong Won (Jeon Woo Chi, 1% of Something, Duelist, M, Too Beautiful to Lie, etc.), Jo Han Sun (Now and Forever, etc.), Lee Chung Ah (Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, Let’s Go to the Beach, My Tutor Friend 2, etc.)
Running Time: 113 minutes
Twinkies: 4 out of 5
Synopsis: This movie features a sweet love story among a group of high school adolescents. What starts out as a typical love triangle develops an interesting twist as a long-hidden secret is revealed, and the principal characters are forced to deal with not only that secret but another more present one that ultimately changes the lives of these three friends.
Musings: Let me start by saying that this is a straight-up teen movie, but one that any adult could enjoy. I certainly did when I saw it back in 2004! 🙂 And if memories serves me well, I believe a number of Twinkles thought so, too, and already mentioned this movie in one of the comments way back when I first started “Movie Monday.”
What did I enjoy about this movie?
What didn’t I enjoy would be the better question to ask.
Granted, the movie may now seem a bit clichéd, but I thoroughly loved it. Besides the cute guys and the adorable moments between the guys and their leading girl, there are a number of great scenes in this movie…yes, even after all these years I still remember them. LOL. I especially loved the opening scene in which the two principal male leads face off in their school uniforms. Heh…As much as I dislike any sort of fighting, there’s something to be said for guys executing these awesome moves in their school uniforms no less. Definitely rates a muh-shi-suh (Korean for “Awesome!” or “Wow”) AND, it was apparently popular enough for South Korea to recently make a musical version of this movie.
In any case, I hope you get a chance to see this “classic.” I’ve embedded two video clips in case you want a small taste of the movie before committing to the entire 2 hours. The clips show more fighting than is actually in the movie, and you should be able to find the movie with English subtitles on YouTube. 🙂
I would love to hear what you think if you get to see it or if you’ve already seen it. Sorry for the late Monday post…just barely made it under the midnight deadline. Just one more day of grading, and I can start recapping with relative “freedom”! 🙂 Happy Monday…until tomorrow then!