My Sassy Girl (2001)
I thought I was different, but I’m just a helpless girl. – The Girl
My Sassy Girl Synopsis : It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girl’s abuses. (IMDB)
- Jun Ji-hyun as The Girl
- Cha Tae-hyun as Gyeon-woo
- My Sassy Girl is a 2001 South Korean romantic comedy film directed by Kwak Jae-yong.
- The film is based on a true story told in a series of blog posts written by Kim Ho-sik, who later adapted them into a fictional novel.
- The film was very successful in South Korea, where it was the highest-grossing comedy of all time, and one of the top five highest-grossing films ever at the time.
- When My Sassy Girl was released across East Asia, it became a blockbuster in the region, becoming a hit in Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
- The film’s success in Asia drew comparisons to Titanic.
- My Sassy Girl sparked an international breakthrough for Korean cinema, and it played a key role in the spread of the Korean Wave.
- The Korean song entitled “I Believe” by Shin Seung Hun is the theme song of this film. The song has been translated to different Asian languages such as Japanese, Chinese and Filipino.
Source : Wikipedia
- The reason I watched this is because I’ve only heard good things about this movie.
- The film never really captured my attention.
- I just could not connect with the characters.
- The saving point for me is that My Sassy Girl is a great story about getting over loss and heartbreak, and being able to move on.
- If you like hilarious films with a strong female lead then this is for you.
My Rating – 7.5/10
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FANGIRL RECOMMENDS :
- Cha Tae Hyun’s Movie – Scandal Makers (2008)
- Jun Ji Hyun’s Drama – You Who Came from the Stars (2013)
I’m looking for throwback Korean films to watch. For me kasi, I feel like there’s a certain charm to Korean films before. It’s nostalgic and ang feel good lang ng vibe. I’ve been stalking your website now haha it got me really intrigued. Thank you for this insight! 🙂
I remember this movie! It also got an American adaptation of this of my favorite actress but iba parin yung Korean version! I didn’t know true story pala yan!
Jun JiHyun looks so different here compared with her very beautiful self in Legends… with Lee MinHo
grabe!!! this was the very first movie i watched! siguro around 2004 with lake house yata yun.. grabe!! ito yata ang nagsimula sakin to love Kdramas and movies eh.