Movie Monday: Spring Bears Love (2003)

Starring: Bae Doo-Na as Jung Hyun-Jae, Kim Nam-Jin as Lee Dong-Ha

Rating: PG-13

Running Time: 98 min

Twinkies: 4

Synopsis: Hyun Jae (Bae Doo Na) is a typical store clerk. Referring to her as unlucky in love would be an understatement. She has constantly been dumped by many boyfriends because of her sometimes uncouth manners and never thinking twice before talking. Her father, an alcoholic, a heavysmoker, and a writer, frequently has Hyun Jae bring him art books from the library for inspiration. One day she discovers a curious message in one of the art books. Mesmerized by the mysteriously attractive words and thinking the writer (affectionately known as Vincent) is talking about her, she begins to follow the clues from art book to art book.

One day she runs into her childhood friend, Dong-ha (Kim Nam-Jin) who has returned from the military and has purposely moved from Busan to Seoul to be with her. Because of her obsession, Hyun Jae fails to see the love right in front of her and is determined to find out the identity of the writer of the notes. But are those library love notes really meant for her?

Musings: Where to begin. My lovely daughters bought this movie for Christmas at the beginning of my drama craze. This was before I even knew Bae Doo Na. The scenes with the librarian are too funny to describe, just let these pictures sink in…

Hyun Chae’s interactions with Dong Ah were just so sweet. His love for her, from the beginning of the movie is so precious! Watching him giggle with happiness and joy every time she gave him so much as a look or called his name is, as they say, worth the price of admission!

Even when Dong Ah learns about the mysterious Vincent, he tries to first, become him for her but then loving her so much, willing to give her up.

I just thought this was such a cute, sweet, adorable, lovable movie. Did I put enough adjectives? I loved the interactions between Dong Ah and Hyun Chae. It was even fun watching Hyun Chae get dumped by her boyfriends, especially the cameo with Uhm Tae Woong as one of the boyfriends. Dong Ah’s love was so syrupy sweet. A nice break from the usual dramas we all watch. I was so glad to see this and it started my fandom for Bae Doo Na. She is just so underrated and unappreciated! Kim Nam Jin, I’ve seen him in a couple of dramas, more serious roles, so his portrayal of Dong Ah was a real treat. This would be a great Valentine’s Day movie to watch!

Trailer is available here. The movie is available on several sites. Ask me if your interested.

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. Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

3 thoughts on “Movie Monday: Spring Bears Love (2003)”

  1. Heeh I was wondering where the music came from when I arrived of the home page!

    It looks like an adorable movie, might give it a try once I have time to live life!

    1. I wanted to try something new! I always wondered how to embed music. Not the cleanest way but one I found that worked. I’m learning as I post 😀

  2. LOL! I wondered about the music too! I had a few tabs open so I started clicking madly to find which tab the music was playing from! XD

    Nice review! The movie sounds adorable & I love Bae Doo Na <3 I must check this out sometime 🙂

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