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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.

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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.

Favorite moments

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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.

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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.

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**SPOILER ALERT**

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.

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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.

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Cristisms

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.

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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.

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Final thoughts

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