Movie Monday: Sophie’s Revenge (2009)

Starring: Ziyi Zhang as Sophie, So Ji-Sub as Jeff, Fan Bingbing as Anna, and Peter Ho as Gordon

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 107 min

Twinkies: 3 stars

Synopsis: Sophie (Ziyi Zhang) is a talented cartoonist who seems to have it all – a successful career, great friends, and the perfect fiance, Jeff (So Ji-Sub), a surgeon whom her mother adores. So when Jeff is stolen away by Anna (Fan Bingbing), a beautiful actress, Sophie wants revenge. She eventually enlists the help of Gordon (Ho Peter), Anna’s ex-boyfriend and persuades him to be her accomplice in undertaking the perfect revenge.

Musings: Before you say it, yes, I know this is not a Korean movie but Chinese. I have to admit that I watched this solely because of So Ji Sub. Even though his character, Jeff was not the main focus, I found this movie actually delightful. Sophie’s antics are funny and adorable. The story isn’t anything new, but it has a twist that I didn’t see coming.

Zhang Ziyi did a great job portraying Sophie’s quirky character. So Ji Sub as Jeff really is not in the movie as much as I would like him to be, but it was just a refreshing change to see him in something other than murder and mayhem. But there is one thing about So Ji Sub; when he is on the screen, he makes sure you remember him.

This was my first Peter Ho experience, but I truly enjoyed his character, Gordon. You will definitely enjoy the artsy feel that this movie has. And one thing is certain: So Ji Sub doesn’t die in this movie.

Trailer is available on Youtube Website only. The movie is available on several sites. Ask me if your interested. Also available on Netflix as well as Hulu if you are a subscriber.

I’m available on Twitter. Thanks to all of you Twinkles out here who are taking the time to read! If you have a suggestion for a future review, just leave me a comment! I’m always happy to have movie suggestions.

3 thoughts on “Movie Monday: Sophie’s Revenge (2009)”

  1. Thank you for introducing to me another great movie!
    It was probably my first Chinese rom-com movie, but I liked it. It was a zippy ride, with quirky characters that made this ride enjoyable. I really liked how it ended, too.
    Plus it’s always nice to look at both Peter Ho and So Ji Sub *__*

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