Beautiful (2008)

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A miserable girl because of her irresistible beauty.. Is her beauty the Blessing? Or the Curse? There is a girl, Eun Young, who is not happy for her breathtaking beauty. She gets lonely and exhausted from the stares from men and jealousies from women. One day, she gets raped by one of her stalkers, Sung Min and hears the terrible words from him. "I did it just because you are so beautiful". read moreShe believes that she was raped because of her cruel beauty and starts to kill her beautiful looks. And there is one guy who runs after her.

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Nov 13, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
1) The reason I watched this :

I discovered it by mere chance while I was searching through some Asian sites.
“A miserable girl because of her irresistible beauty... Is her beauty the Blessing? Or the Curse? »: this line reminded me of a similar case in my real life that’s why I decided to watch this.

2) Storyline/Plot:

*This is a different unique storyline that touches a sensitive subject especially to read more women species which is Beauty.
In this review, I won’t talk about main genres because it’s a dramatic film (only one genre).

Positive Points:

*This film had an uncommon concept which made it absorbing and beautiful in too many ways; the storyline felt atypical in an intriguing way.
*The film touched a common issue (beauty) and made it unusual; the storyline conveyed an interesting point of view about beauty whether it was obsession or dissatisfaction; everything about this matter seemed appealing.
*This film’s plot makes you want to know more, its events can release the curiosity within you that’s why you can never lose interest in the storyline’s development.

Negative Points:

For me there weren’t any negative points to talk about but I will mention some points that felt negative to the majority of the audience:

*This film contains some serious disturbing scenes which can make you feel disgusted that’s why I will point out that this film is directed for adult audience only.

Story: 10/10.

3) Acting/Cast:

*The acting department was extremely good, I am not familiar with any of them but the lead female delivered great feelings while portraying the role. Although, she doesn’t have the breathtaking beauty but she had the great skills to make the role feel believable.
Other actors were good too, their acting was convincing.

*Characters were attention-grabbing especially Eun Young who was a great main character; she managed to be interesting no matter what’s her state. Furthermore, the character development was fascinating in a way to make you sympathize with her at some points, hate her at other points but most of all you would feel her.

*Other characters were important for the storyline’s development; all the reactions that we get to see were simply mesmerizing in terms of beauty.

*Appreciated character: The policeman had a critical character here; if he didn’t exist then Eun Young would be on her own. He was struggling in his own way too, I liked that character.


--->Eun Young and the policeman: It was charming while being dangerous; this relationship was appreciated because it was convincing on too many levels.

--->Eun Young Vs the world: This relationship was the core of this film; it conveyed too many strong messages to viewers.

Cast: 8/10.
Acting: 9/10.

4) The ending:

The film’s ending was logical; you wouldn’t expect a fluffy ending for this type of storyline. The ending scene was very creative and disturbing at the same time.

The ending: 8.5/10.

5) My impression (How did it affect me):

*Like I mentioned earlier, this film’s storyline’s is similar to a person who’s close to me that’s why I was very invested in its events. However, personal reasons were only a part of my liking because this film has a very interesting and unique storyline.

*Is this film memorable: Yes it is, it was a different story with an unusual topic that deserves to be remembered.

My impression: 8.5/10.

6) Overall:

*If you like different unique storylines then you may like this.
*If you’re easily disturbed then you may not like this.
*If you’re not a proper adult then I wouldn’t recommend this.

*Beautiful was a film that contained a different storyline with a brilliant lead female actress who knew how to make it appealing.

Overall: 8.5/10.
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Aug 8, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 6.0
  • Rewatch Value 9.0
It is very interesting movie. It shows a new point of view for women and their beauty. The main character try to fight with the curse of her image in desperate way... Although, the plot is full of drastic scence, it is wroth to watch it.
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both movies have a sinister and twisted atmosphere, despite being stylized so appealingly. The leads of these two movies are both beautiful, but at the same time cursed for what they look like. Because of their beauty, both protagonists have extreme mental break downs which are agonizing to watch.
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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    Beautiful can be interpreted in two ways, one of which is that the woman can not be beautiful because "she can be guilty of crime" for her beauty.
    Some think that beauty is a stereotype that society imposes, a mutual feeling, beauty is something unique, there is no pattern, beauty is in the eyes of those who see it and much more than the eyes can see. A good drama that must be watched.

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    Panda Apr 26, 2017

    Extremely dark and depressing, a girl who everyone sees as the perfect beauty, lives a normal life but one day she gets attacked and raped, while the rapist just walks out after 1 minute investigation. Then starts her coping with the incident alone with no ones help. Bulimia followed by anorexia followed by hallucinations and self hatred to self obsession.
    All actors were meh and easily forgetable even the plot is meh but the lead actress did her very best. She was really good in having millions emotions. And i think she really lost a lot of weight in the starving herself scenes or its some good make up and acting.

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    bmore Oct 29, 2016

    For me.............The most I can say is it's a low budget try at saying something that it thinks is profound. It ends up just being a low budget porn movie that is glaringly badly done. Horrible sound track with the noises of the footsteps and doors and floors being so loud and distracting. Mediocre acting that I blame on an awful script. Everything about it screamed B film. The newly hatched assistant to Kim Ki Duk tried to ride this one through by borrowing KKD's name. KKD seemed underwhelmed in his remarks about it. In his hands this would have been gut wrenching and even more horrific than it already was. In the hands of this newbie director, not so much.

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    NewKDramaAddict Apr 27, 2014
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    Yume Mar 7, 2014

    this movie is upside down i dont even know why i watched it

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    kubra135 Oct 20, 2013

    now you can see how cruel the world can be. ugly? everyone has something to say. beautiful? you have e chance that you will get a stalker or even can be raped. i know it's not really true each women is beautiful on her own way. but not each man can see that. but these things just by seeing them i don't even want to be beautiful. I don't even want to think about this.

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    SanneLarsen Jul 18, 2012

    This movie is beautiful in so many was, and yet disturbing (but not overly disturbing). The actors were also very good. Worth watching!

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    yonc Jan 12, 2012

    I like this because it has different point of view and also suprising. I think she is not soo beautiful but reactions and this hard life seems to be differnet.

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    ejami Jan 6, 2012

    Interesting concept but quite disturbing on so many levels.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Feb 14, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 28 min.


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    7.0 (scored by 412 users)
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