Byeon Gang-soe is a meek rice cake seller in a remote mountainous village in Joseon Dynasty Korea. Mocked for his impaired libido, Gang-so learns of a potion buried in the forest which transforms him into the greatest lover in his village.
Cast & Credits
The comedy is laugh-out-loud funny, perfectly over the top and delightfully ridiculous. Lots of in-your-face adult humor but it is delivered well with perfect timing - never seeming trashy or juvenile.
The heart-warming moments are a bit lukewarm, unfortunately. We understand what they 'getting at' but it always falls just short of its goal. This minor problem leaves an obvious hole in the film, which probably explains its poor reception.
The things I was surprised about and liked were the dancing and 'synchronized swimming'. Those scenes were pretty amazing but was sort of out of place in such a bad movie. The music was not too bad either.
Final words: Niagara Falls > Hydrant > Garden Hose
(You will totally get it if you watch the movie)