Starring: Kim Sun Ah, Gong Yoo, Nam Sang Mi
Link to the Movie: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhteTsVcVZA
For this week’s selection, I thought I’d take a stroll down memory lane and recommend She’s on Duty, a film featuring Kim Sun Ah and Gong Yoo. She filmed this before she starred in what has now become her defining role in My Name Is Kim Sam Soon (with Hyun Bin back in 2005).
There is a bit of action and violence, and the English subtitles are a bit more crassly translated than the actual Korean, but overall, this is generally considered a light romance as well. I laughed uproariously, sat huddled in my couch tense and anxious, then laughed again. The burgeoning relationship between Kim’s character and Gong’s character is sweet yet hilarious. Just the scene alone in which Kim Sun Ah’s character dreams about Gong Yoo’s character will have many viewers laughing on the floor: the female lead thinks she’s falling in love with a high school boy when he’s really an adult undercover. LOL In essence, the comedic timing and flair we’ve come to appreciate and associate with Kim Sun Ah is in full force in this movie.
So if you’re looking to forget the stresses of a horrible work or school day and want to spend two hours with an adorably tomboyish woman and an equally adorable and cool man, check it out! I think you’ll be pleasantly pleased even though this movie is considered an oldie. But then again, you know what they say about good movies–they only get better with time. 🙂
Below are a few pictures from the movie for your viewing pleasure: