Unemployed Ji Woong meets Hong Shil, who lives enthusiastically for her dream ,and begins to grow up...
Hong Sil's purpose in life is to collect money. She doesn't go to church to avoid making donations, when she's sick she won't go to the hospital, and doesn't go on dates to save money. She'll even try to recycle one bottle or a sheet of paper for profit.
Even though Ji Woong graduated from read morecollege, he still asks his mother (who runs a restaurant) for money. He joins a scooter to meet girls, but when he has the chance to spend a night with a woman he can't because he is short by W50,000.
Cast & Credits
This movie has a nice solid plot and story trajectory all the way through. It's real charm for me lay in all the atypical things about it. It is not standard rom/com fare. There is a serious and slightly gray quality to it that I actually found refreshing. This gray cast was in the set direction and writing but it was more to shape their circumstances. Let me assure you this is not a darkly written movie in a dramatic or depressing sense.
There were lots of moments I laughed out loud. Especially at some of the antics of Ji Woong. The scenes between Hong Sil and Ji Woong aren't overly cutesy but they are interesting and they make a great team as, unbeknownst to both of them, their feelings start to grow. Both actors sold their characters for me. Their chemistry together was good. The payoff at the end for both characters was worth 2 hours of my time.
Song Joong Ki is a 'characters' actor. Even if he has the looks to play a leading man, I hope he chooses wisely in the future because he's better playing a part with quirks and charisma. He has excellent comedic timing and a face made for acting through expression.
Han Ye Seul sells serious characters to me more than comedy so this part was perfect for her. I felt her emotion and I connected with the reasons why she was cut off emotionally and relied so completely on monetary security rather than the human kind.
I liked this movie. I would re-watch it again and I recommend watching if you are hesitating.