Starring: Lee Soon Jae, Jang Dong Gun, Ko Du Shim, Han Chae Young, etc.
Running Time: 131 minutes
Twinkies: 4 out of 5
Synopsis: The movie follows the presidencies of three consecutive Korean presidents, all of whom serve a single 6-year term as stipulated by Korean law. During their respective presidencies, the three leaders face personal as well as professional challenges. In the end, though, they show a decidedly human side to the ever-changing resident of the Blue House, South Korea’s presidential residence.
Musings: I saw this movie for two reasons: superficially because Jang Dong Gun looks impeccably handsome in his presidential suits and more seriously because veteran actors Lee Soon Jae and Ko Du Shim ground the movie, and I usually love their acting to pieces.
This movie wasn’t any different. I enjoyed Jang Dong Gun’s portrayal of the young, dashing president, Lee Soon Jae’s depiction of the older president what I expected, and Ko Du Shim’s president heartwarming.
A definite departure from my usual romantic comedies, this movie is mostly drama with a few slices of comedy mixed in. Above all else, though, what I remember about this movie is the emphasis that our presidents are human…just like us. So, if you’ve got a couple of hours, I would recommend a viewing. You will laugh a bit, cringe a bit, and hopefully, enjoy it a whole lot more than just “a bit.” 😉
Below is the usual trailer for those of you who want a peek:
Happy Monday, twinkles!