A Moment to Remember

A Moment to Remember (2004)

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27-year-old fashion designer Soo Jin goes into a convenience store to buy a Coke, but accidentally leaves it on the counter. Remembering the Coke, Soo Jin walks back to the store and bumps into a carpenter, Chul soo whose goal in life is to become an architect. While surveying a construction site that her father is in charge of, Soo Jin sees the same man and soon falls in love with him. read moreA relationship develops between them but Soo Jin will have to face an undeniable fact.

  • Native title:

    내 머리속의 지우개
  • Also Known as:

    Nae meorisokui jiwoogae; 내 머리;

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Jeaniessi
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Jul 2, 2011
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
Be forewarned that I've just now dried my tears. Crap... This love story got me right where I live. Watching Su Jin and Cheol Su meet and fall in love is magical. She barrels right past his tough exterior and pieces his broken heart back together. She so steadfast in her love for him that he has no choice but to fall under her spell and fall in love right back.

This read more movie is so well done; well written, acted and directed. It's the full package. It's even shot beautifully. The cinematography and framing is lovely. If you watch movies for the technical aspects of a film this one will satisfy.

This is the story of a deep love and how you deal with the loss of that connection through a wasting disease. How you find hope within that love when the disease slowly and painfully takes away it's memory. Both Son Ye Jin and Jung Woo Sung blew me away with their acting.

I make no apologies for my mushy hearted review of and adoration for this film. Even though the circumstances are tragic and the actors make the tragedy very palpable, there is also a lot of happiness, the sweetness of young love and the bliss it can bring. The ending is bittersweet and carries a soft sort of hope. I'm torn about the re watch value. I know I'll watch it again someday because it's just that good.
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Starlitelet
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Mar 5, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
My Mini Back-Story:

I watched A Moment to Remember for the third time yesterday. The first time I stumbled across it was by accident. The second time I told my parents that they should watch this, since I thought it was incredible. And now for the third time, I watched it with them again after 4 years.

Storyline:

The storyline is quite simple, yet the amount of emotion it magnifies is beyond read more words. I'm afraid I won't do it justice. I'll just dive right into what you should be looking out for when watching this movie.

a) Definitely pathos driven. Compare our OTP's meeting from the first 20 minutes to the scenes near the end. I felt so bittersweet at the end. It's no sarcasm. I love how they transmit such raw emotions.

b) Pay attention to details. I really loved how they incorporated scenes that happened at the beginning to the latter part of the movie. There's a lot of foreshadowing too.

c) Unique couple. It's a wonder how such a man can love his woman this dearly (I sound so pessimistic about reality haha). They share a lot of tender moments with moments of struggles that you can't help, but root for them. I loved the baseball scenes.

d) Simple, yet gorgeous. I've already said how this story is simple, but the way it touches upon such a hard topic such as "Alzheimer" and make it interesting is flawless.

e) Major tearjerker. Don't say that I didn't warn you. I usually don't cry or even shed a tear for movies/tv series, but this one, I just couldn't hold back. I didn't cry for the main couple, but I rather cried for Su-Jin's situation.


Acting/Casting:

If you've ever read my other review, you'll see that I'm a huge fan of Jung Woo-Sung and it definitely sprung from this performance of his. He always plays his role sublimely without hesitation. In other words, he never makes the scenes feel uncomfortable for the audience. It really shows in the way how his co-stars seem genuinely comfortable with him.

I love how he transitions from an aggressive/troubled lad to a heart-warming and forgiving man. He has a lot of facial expressions which proves that he's one of the higher/experienced actors.

Moving on...

Even though it was just a film and not a mini-series, I thought Jung Woo-Sung and Son Ye Jin had a lot of chemistry on their limited time. Well doesn't he have chemistry with all of his female counterparts, anyway haha?

Son Ye Jin's role, Su-Jin, reminds me of Ji Na from Padam Padam a bit. I think it's just me watching one melodrama after another haha. Though, Woo-Sung's character, Cheol-Su, also reminds me of Kang Chil from Padam Padam. Perhaps, it's due to him being an architect in both melodramas or how he's aggressive with everyone except to his woman (Yes, we can all swoon)?

Anyway, Ye Jin looks so young here. She's definitely a natural beauty. Aside from that, I thought she was also on par with Woo-Sung. Loved how her character didn't hesitate to make the first moves. They truly complement each other through their differences.

I'm sure the men who watched AMTR want a woman like Su-Jin similarly to how the women who watched AMTR want a man like Cheol-Su.

On another note, I also liked how they added family members and friends from both sides. Even though they didn't appear all the time, they gave more character backgrounds/information on our OTP. In this case, not developing their characters worked perfectly, since the movie clearly focuses on Su-Jin and Cheol-Su's lives.

Music:

The music worked well with the scenes. Though, not my type/cup of tea. I don't think I'll ever remember the songs played in the movie. But it did give a good feel in the moment I was watching.

Bonus:

Beautiful cinematography. I loved the details in the scenery, such as the one where they were strolling in the sunset (I believe it was sunset?). I won't mention others in case I ruin anything, but you'll know what I mean after giving it a shot (you should if you still haven't!).

Overall:

Even though this movie was released in 2004, it feels rather fresh and new.

What more should I say? It's not a mini-series, so there are no excuses on time limitation.

I have watched this three times, so shouldn't that summarize my entire review already?

A Moment to Remember is without a doubt my favorite Korean movie. I just wish they would make more movies like this!


Overall rating for review: 10/10

Purely for entertainment: 9.5/10 (Why not 10/10? I'm not always in the mood to cry when watching anything, be it movies or dramas.)

My Dramalist rating (avg): 9.75/10
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    SecondLeadQueen 14 hours ago - edited

    Why do they always give us the best romances with sad endings Why!!!! Such a beautiful movie, I don't usually watch movies with sad endings. I keep away from movies dramas books that have too much suffering, sadness or horror evilness because we have too much of that in this earth. That is why I don't read the newspaper or watch the news.
    I been in a roll this sunday watching sad movies. I don't know why I do this to myself. It always leaves me thinking what would happen if this happened too me, would my love one do the same? will he just drop me off in a hospital? Will my kids forget about me?

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      joannesmith 11 hours ago

      i was oddly thinking the same thing the other day. Why do so many of the good ones have tragedy in the ending. I HATE tragedy. But will still watch if its a high rated film or drama.

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      SecondLeadQueen 10 hours ago

      I been holding off on watching all the movies i watched today for years, it was like fast pull the bandage kind of thing.

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    Lili Jun 16, 2017

    I never imagine I could cry this much before watching this movie.

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    Julie May 14, 2017

    The beauty of this movie is that from the start everything we deem important is background noise. We hear about it in bits and pieces and see a lot of flash forwards of all the everything that makes a person what they while we slow down on the fall of what we've made.

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    Drama muito bom gostei, quem ama de verdade vai até o fim, apenas não curti a cronológica do tempo, foi muito repentina poderia ter colocado ao menos alguns anos depois, até porque ficou incoerente.
    No geral um produção muito bem produzida, e acima da média!

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    OtakuGirl May 10, 2017

    This is my favourite movie of all time... Watched it a thousand times and gonna watch it a thousand times more! Jung Woo Sung <3!!

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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017 - edited

    Another movie that I've watched years ago. Was it good? bad? Probably nothing to think about much as it didn't thave an impact over me. I can't remember anything about it. One of hundreds more stories better or worse than it.

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      Heathenkitties May 7, 2017

      Seriously, why comment if you can't even remember. Might as well say that about every drama and every movie..heck every meal.

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      claudya87 May 7, 2017 - edited

      What's your problem if I wanted to leave a comment?! I just got the chance to find it after so many years and remembered that I already saw it. When I started watching dramas I didn't have a list to put my series on and as I saw a lot of series..this comments are more to help me than others..to avoid re-watching in the future.

      And I do remember parts of it..it just wasn't something to go WOW over..a movie that you'll forget in a few years so you might as well skip it. Back in 2006 when I saw this one, it was the craze as not many series were good and it still didn't impress me. That's the point..another classics overrated movie.

      I actually wish people will leave such comments for me..I would avoid a lot of shitty series/movies. After you see as many series as me..you'll start understanding why I leave such comments..time became precious for me..I don't have as much patience with series as before..and I wish I wouldn't have wasted my time with this one..it's as "every drama, every movie, every meal" so it deserved my comment.

      Also, in the future..stop being rude to people you don't know..it's not good for your health.

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      Heathenkitties May 8, 2017

      i wasn't rude; just replying to your inane, unhelpful comment.

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    souldoc70 Apr 8, 2017

    Beautiful story! Son Ye Jin and Jung Woo Sung were captivating and mesmerizing.

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    Lili Jan 16, 2017
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    Sayyy Dec 1, 2016

    I don't usually watch drama because I don't like watching heartbreaking scenes, so lucky that I decided to watch this. I cried a lot, yes, but there are still some scenes that makes me smile and laugh. I really love this, I hope that everyone have this kind of love, a true love.

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    jxsilicon9 Sep 17, 2016 - edited

    Does she die in the end?

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      Luna_ Nov 8, 2016

      Should I really spoil it for you? (If you're sure just read the next comment)

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      Luna_ Nov 8, 2016
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    Marti Aug 25, 2016

    fun? romantic, sad but good movie to watch

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    Sujach Aug 19, 2016 - edited

    didnt even realize this movie was this old

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      Lili Jan 16, 2017

      Neither did I, the image quality is so good on kissasian.

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    ldrx Jul 23, 2016

    what a beauitful story ♥ working with people that suffer with mental illness i know the huge impact it can have on their dependents.

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    Amiri Apr 9, 2016 - edited

    (Yeong Min.. I love you) this's too much for a man's heart.

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    Emily Mar 28, 2016

    Wow, I never commented on this? The first time I watched it (at least 4 years ago) I literally used an entire box of tissues. This isn't an exaggeration.
    Even after the movie was over and I was lying in bed trying to sleep, I would just burst into tears at the thought of the movie. It hit me in a really deep place for SOME reason.
    This is still one of my favourite movies. I love it.
    (I know that for some people, crying isn't that big of a deal but like... things don't make me cry? I actively seek out sad things and I still can count the amount of shows/movies to make me cry on one hand)

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Nov 5, 2004
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 24 min.

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