First of all, romantic comedy? Yea right! They tricked me! This movie is not a romantic comedy. Here I thought, okay, I’m going to check out an older romantic comedy, this should be a light watch to pass two hours of my time. Well, I should have known better. The cover photo doesn’t exactly scream romantic comedy. Yes, there would comedic elements, but I would not call this a romantic comedy.
Sypnosis: Yeo Kyung-Jin (played by Gianna Jun) is a police officer who’s super tough. She tries to catch someone who steals a purse but grabs the wrong guy by mistake (Myung-Woo played by Jang Hyuk). They end up falling for each other and then .. well… spoilers happen.
So the first half is pretty funny and light hearted, with a few more serious scenes in it where there’s foreshadowing of later events.
Their were four moments in this movie I thought were really great. The first one was when they are handcuffed together and they are trying to freshen up in the bathroom. It’s a super cute scene and I really liked it. It also set up the stage to believe that yes, these two are going to like each other, or are starting to like each other.
The second moment I really liked was when they were laying down each on a separate bed with their handcuffs on. Then at the end of these scene she slips her hand out, and then puts it right back in the handcuff. I was like “What!!”. It was pretty funny. Caught me off guard.
Now, this was obviously a clue to what was about to transpire; Myung-Woo (Jang Hyuk) talks about how when he dies he wants to become the wind. I didn’t want to think of him dying, but I thought it was a beautiful moment. He looked very blissful with his arms stretched out wide and I thought “Ya, being wind wouldn’t be so bad”. It’s also a pretty romantic notion that you are always with your loved one even if they can’t see you, they can sense and feel your presence.
The last scene I enjoyed (and had me bawling uncontrollably by the way) was when the wind is fiercely blowing through her apartment and then he shows up. I don’t know why I got so emotional with this movie. Honestly, I thought this movie could have been so much better. I’ll explain why in a moment. But it was so strange, that I didn’t really like it, but I was an emotional wreck watching it. I think it’s because the cast did well.
1) Pick a genre, any genre and stick with it. This movie was inconsistent.
2) Lack of character and script development
I wanted to know more about Myung-Woo. What was his upbringing like? What did he love about her? What did she love about him? We know about her twin sister that passed away but I feel like we didn’t get to know Ko Myung-Woo enough. He died before they really established his character. I’m not speaking poorly of his acting (Jang Hyuk is my favorite actor, I wouldn’t criticize him, I love him!). I just felt the whole thing was too rushed. Like maybe this would have made a really good tragic drama series rather than a movie. They were too many holes for me to fully enjoy it.
3) Really.. So dramatic and no kissing?
Oh common! Now that was just too cruel. He goes to kiss her and she burns his lip? I admit, it was kind of funny, but if you are going to show such a strong connection between them despite death, then you need to convince and show us some of their love an physical attraction. I bet you she regretted not kissing him afterward though. I know I would.
It’s not a bad movie but it could have been better. The concept was interesting, and sad but the script just didn’t tie it all together for me in a way that I was satisfied. There were some really good scenes though so I do think it’s worth checking out. I thought Ko Myung-Woo was funny and cute. It was neat watching Jang Hyuk in a bit of a goofy role. The two of them were cute together, but it they should have developed this relationship more before killing him off.
My rating 2.5/5