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Best Korean Romantic Comedies of 2019

Title: Crazy Romance

Synopsis: The film revolves around two co-workers: team manager Jae-hoon and new team member Sun-young. Jae-Hoon got dumped by his fiancé a month ago, but he still has not gotten over that while Sun-Young broke up with her boyfriend, who cheated on her. As they begin to work together, the two bond over the stories of their recent breakups.

My review: The chemistry between the leads is what made this movie so much fun to watch for me. I mean the story is great, a bit predictable but it is a romantic comedy after all, we do expect them to fall in love, it is the process that makes it quite enjoyable to watch and the movie delivers in this aspect. I laughed a lot, cringed a bit and cheered for them to end up together afterwards, so all in all, it was a hit for me.

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Title: Inside me

Synopsis: Pan Soo is both a businessman and son-in-law of a mob boss. This tough guy, however, unexpectedly meets a freak accident and goes into coma in the hospital. When he wakes up, Pan Soo finds out that his soul is trapped inside a 17-year-old boy’s body.

My review: Comedy Gold, that’s exactly what this movie is. I loved everything about it. The big shot who suddenly turned into a socially awkward overweight high school boy, discovers that his first love had a daughter with him and now he struggles to get in touch with them while surviving inside this boy’s body.

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Title: Trade your love

Synopsis: Seong-Suk’s family runs an airline. If he wants to inherit the company, he needs to get married. Hae-Joo is constantly pressured by her mother and 3 older brothers to get married. Hae-Joo wants to live her life on her terms

My review: The usual trope yet not your usual outcome! I liked it, I mean it was funny and I kept waiting for the moment they would fall in love like I am used to in this kind of setting of boy and girl meeting on a blind date and having a contract marriage. Hmm, it wasn’t what I expected but I found myself enjoying it. Love the lead actor by the way! He is quite a funny yet charismatic actor.

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Title: Rosebud

Synopsis: In her 20’s, Jang-Mi wanted to become an idol. She got pregnant unexpectedly and gave up her dream. Jang-Mi is now a middle-aged single mother and raises her daughter Hyun-A. She is a typical mother and nags Hyun-A a lot, but will do anything for her.

My review: It’s a bittersweet story about the hardships that a single mother faced in order to raise her daughter. The movie was set in the 80s-90s so it gave us an idea about the Korea of that time. I liked it a lot and it did make me cry quite a lot too. It was interesting and moving with some comedy along the way.

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Title: Tune in for Love

Synopsis: Mi-soo, a hardworking part-time worker at a bakery, exchanges stories with Hyun-woo on a radio program. Both fall in love and continue to cross path but timing is not in their favor.

My review: The nostalgic feel is what made me like this movie. As the story progressed we could see the change of society from the late 90s to our current time, it was very aesthetically pleasing. The plot wasn’t that much new but again it is a Romcom so it is to be expected. I liked both lead characters and enjoyed their interactions with each other. It was a nice sweet romance that you can’t help but watch with a smile.


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Korean movies: Oldies but Goldies

Title: 100 Days with Mr. Arrogant
Year: 2004
Synopsis: After being dumped by her boyfriend just before their 100 day anniversary, Ha-Young meets a college guy named Hyung-Joon when she accidentally kicks a can that hits him in the face and causes him to scratch his Lexus. He demands she pay him $3000 on the spot. She escapes from him, leaving her wallet behind.
Hyung-Joon stalks her, demanding money to pay for his car. Since she is a poor high school student Hyung-Joon writes up a “Enslavement Agreement” for Ha-Young in order to pay for the damage to his car.

My review: It is simply hilarious. Ha-Young is your average high school girl, not very good at studies, loves to play and of course in love with the idea of love. She meets a handsome yet sadist college student who out of boredom decides to toy with her for a bit. Their interactions are so funny and the sexual innuendo just kill me! there is a scene at an elevator that I just can’t forget! Over all a good movie with an interesting premise and great chemistry between the leads.

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Title: My Little Bride
Year: 2004
Synopsis: Bo-Eun is an ordinary high school girl who worries about SAT’s and has a crush on her school’s baseball team ace, named Jung-Woo. One day, Bo-Eun’s grandfather orders her to marry Sang-Min. When they were very young, Bo-Eun’s and Sang-Min’s grandfathers had promised that they would become in-laws. Despite their opposition, they are forced to marry because of the strong influence of Bo-Eun’s grandfather. Bo-Eun’s undercover married life begins: She pretends that she doesn’t have a husband and starts dating Jung-Woo. Bo-Eun believes that she can manage both men and live a double life. Everything goes smoothly until Sang-Min visits Bo-Eun’s school as a student teacher…

My review: The movie starts with an introduction to the leads. We get that they have a close big brother- younger sister relationship and then we are hit with the plot: they have to get married as already promised by their grandparents. Bo-Eun is just a high school girl who can’t fathom the idea of being a wife while Sang-Min is a goofy young man fresh out of college and still not ready to commit. Being childhood friends, the two soon learned to live together and we can see that they truly care for each other and how their feelings run deeper than they think. It was heartwarming, funny and quite enjoyable. Again, the chemistry between the leads was fantastic!

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Title: 200 Pounds Beauty
Year: 2006
Synopsis: Han-Na is a very large girl with a warm heart. She also possesses an unbelievable voice. Han-Na wants to become a pop-singer, but due to her extra-large appearance, can only work as a faceless singer. She provides the vocals for a popular singer named Amy, a beautiful young lady that can’t carry a note to save her life.
Han-Na is also in love with Amiy’s music producer, Sang-Joon, but it’s a one-sided love. One day, Han-Na is invited to Sang-Joon’s birthday party and receives a red dress from him to wear to his party. Han-Na is excited, yet scared. After an emotional trauma, she simply disappears for one year.
Han-Na then returns as the beautiful Jenny …

A great movie that deals with topics such as body shaming and the struggle to make it into showbiz. Han-Na is a sweet girl who isn’t the most fit, she has a great voice and a good heart, yet, because of her physique, she doesn’t enjoy the life she deserves. After her plastic surgery, everything changes. People treat her right now, she gets an opportunity to be a singer and finally, the man she has been in love with starts noticing her. It’s a wonderful story that would make you laugh out loud one second and cry a river the next. A Goldie for sure !

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Title: He Was Cool
Year: 2004
Synopsis: Having replied to a wicked post on her school website, Ye-won keeps getting a threatening call from a boy named Ji Eun-sung. Having heard about him from her friend, she keeps running away from him. But they kissed accidentally when Ye-won was trying to escape from him. Having his lips stolen by Ye-won, Eun-sung threatens her to marry him, adding that no other girl has ever kissed him before. The only thing Ye-won can do is to obey for whatever Eun-sung said. At first, Ye-won just hate him the most for his self-righteousness and unreasonableness. But she gradually finds herself is starting to fall for him…

My review: Typical story of “delinquent boy falls for sweet girl” and yet this one feels different. Maybe its the chemistry between the leads or maybe because Ye-won’s great personality but the fact is that this movie is the best of the genre. It’s both funny and interesting. It will leave you with a good feeling inside. Quite nostalgic too. It is one of my favorite movies of the late Jeong Da‑bin, the lead actress.

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Title: My Tutor Friend
Year: 2003
Synopsis: Su-Wan is a sophomore in college, and she works part-time as a tutor to cover her tuition. She has had bad experiences so far with her students. She then meets quite possibly the most impossible to teach student yet Ji-Hoon.
Ji-Hoon comes from a wealthy family and at school is the known as the best fighter around. He’s also the king of troublemakers. Ji-Hoon is now repeating his high school senior year for the third time. He’s also resistant to taking Su-Wan’s tutoring lessons. Meanwhile, Su-Wan nearly reaches her boiling point and contemplates to quit her job, but the thought of telling her mother makes her continue on. Can Su-Wan ever get through to Ji-Hoon?

My review: A comedy through and through. The movie tells the story of a college student being a tutor for a high school student who is repeating his high school senior year for the third time so he is older than her. She struggles to get him to study and they fall in love along the way. The process is pure comedy though! Like he got angry and punched her crush for rejecting her, turns out the guy was intending to be a priest!


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