Movie Monday – 4th Period Mystery (2009)

Starring: Yoo Seung Ho as Jeong Hun Han, Kang So Ra as Lee Da Jeong, Jo Sang Keun as Kim Tae Gyu, and Kim Dong Bum as Do Il

Rating: PG-13, language and some violence

Running Time: 86 min

Twinkies: 4 stars

Synopsis: 11:40 AM – During 4th period when all the students are in gym class, top student Jeong-hun (Yoo Seung-Ho) walks into a classroom to find fellow classmate Tae-gyu (Jo Sang-Keun) brutally murdered. Jeong-hun and Tae-gyu has had a history of disliking one another.

11:50 AM – Da-jeong (Kang So-ra) walks into the same classroom and discovers Jeong-hun with blood covering his clothes standing near the murdered body. Da-jeong is a mystery buff herself and loves to use her deductive reasoning. She realizes that Jeong-hun is the prime suspect, but doesn’t believe that he killed Tae-gyu. There’s only 40 minutes before next period, in which all the students will come into the classroom and also discover the dead body.

12:05 PM – Jeong-hun and Da-jeong frantically search for the real killer before the next period starts. With Da-jeong using her deductive reasonings they get closer to finding the identity of the true killer. Jeong-hun’s best friend Do-il (Kim Dong-Beom) then takes part in finding the killer. When the 40 minutes are almost up, they then discover a brutal new fact to the case …

Musings: First off, Kang So-Ra; such a beauty at 19 and still stunning at 25! I had to get that out there. I’ve wanted to watch this for a very long time; however, my aversion to high school drama/movies/anything, kept this on the back burner until now. So, now I ask myself, “Why did it take me so long?”

This was a great movie! From beginning to end, it was intense, suspenseful and I admit I occasionally laughed but the main focus was definitely on one thing: solving the murder. As Da-jeong and Jeong-hun went through their deductive theories on how the killing occurred; how the killer got away, the one thing I kept thinking as I watched this was how well the movie flowed. Even with the casting replacement (Kim So-Eun was originally cast as Da-jeong), I actually think this was a better couple cast! It is amazing as you watch to realize that Yoo Seung Ho was only a mere 16! 16, folks! Again, his acting ability as well as his excellent choice of projects always astound me! There are quite a few older actors that need to take heed of this young man (talking to you Heirs cast) as Seung Ho always makes these excellent and ADULT role choices that truly shows you his talent and acting capability.

And Kang So-Ra? What else can I say about this young woman who first dazzled me in the movie Sunny, continued to amaze me in Ugly Alert and most recently Misaeng! I’m convinced now that I have to give all of their projects at least a look over…once!

What a fantastic movie! Granted, the story does revolve around a murder, so be warned, there is a bit of violence. But the writer has infused some pretty cute moments of the couple as well as an amazing dash to the truth! Loved the overlay of the clock as the period tick away…tick tock…tick tock! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did! So worth a watch!!

Trailer is available on on YouTube Website only. The movie is available on various websites. Also can be found on Hulu if you are a subscriber.

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4 thoughts on “Movie Monday – 4th Period Mystery (2009)”

  1. I loved 4th Period Mystery! Yoo Seung Ho and Kang Sora were so cute together and I loved Da Jung’s interest (some might say obsession *g*) in murder mysteries.

    Speaking of Sora, have you watched My Paparotti?

  2. This looks good…minus the murder component. *sigh* I guess I’ll have to watch this one very SUNNY day so that I don’t get too spooked. *grimaces* Me and my overactive imagination. 😛

  3. I am glad to hear that I’m not the only one who has an aversion to high school shows/movies (they make me feel REALLY old), but I LOVED this movie. Kang Sora was excellent, and I really loved her character.

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