Starring: Jung Joon Ho (Iris, Last Scandal, etc.), Kim Sang Joong (City Hunter, Goong, etc.), Jung Woong In (Coffee House, Last Scandal, etc.), Han Hyo Joo (Shining Inheritance, Spring Waltz, etc.)
Running Time: 124 minutes
Synopsis: The lead character (Jung Joon Ho) is commanded by the boss of his gang to continue his education by obtaining a college degree. Forced to comply, he sends his right-hand man (Jung Woong In) to take his classes for him. Unfortunately, in order to graduate, he has no choice but to directly take a teaching internship at a local high school. There, he meets a number of students who challenge him in more than one way.
Musings: I stumbled upon the “My Boss” series many years after the first one, My Boss, My Hero premiered in 2001. I loved it so much that when the sequel hit the online circuit soon after I finished watching the original, I quickly saw this one as well. The attraction? Jung Woong In’s character! He is definitely one of those rare comedic actors, whose every word has the potential to crack me up, sending me rolling helplessly to and fro on the floor.
It’s a fictional look into the gangster world without the dark, sordid overtones. Instead, we have the glossed-over version of gangster life, one in which the boss of this particular gang tries to enter into the legitimate business world and bring his “family” into the modern 21st century.
More than anything else, I loved the comedy. Granted, I haven’t seen this movie in a while, but the one thing I remember is that I found this a sure way to forget my real-life stresses for at least 2 hours. 🙂
Oh, and one last thing to recommend the movie? It’s on YouTube. 😉