Daddy Long Legs

Daddy Long Legs (2005)

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Young Mi was brought up in a loving environment. Her parents taught her to meet the world with a smile on her face, and not be deterred by bumps in the road on her way through life. They also taught her that somewhere out in the world she would meet her one true love. But alas this felicity was not meant to last. Young Mi's parents die, and leaver her alone at read morea young age, and suddenly she's forced to grow up very quickly.
However Young Mi is well prepared. She ventures into the world with an appetite for life, and many dreams and hopes for the future. She goes to school and studies hard, and one day a package arrives for her. A beautiful pair of shoes. There's no sender on the package, and when she attempts to track the origin of this gift the trail ends at a P.O. box. Later when she enrolls in collage and attempts to pay her tuition she finds that it's just been paid. Someone out there is watching out for her. But who? And why?
After a while she gives up, trying to track down this mysterious benefactor, and instead she figures that the best way to thank him would be to work hard and better herself.
When she's completed her education, Young Mi lands a job at a radio station, as a staff writer on a popular show. As luck would have it, there's an apartment available close to the station. It belongs to a co-worker currently on sick leave. Young Mi moves in to this new place, and she also gets a roommate, one of her colleagues. When her laptop computer breaks down she turns on the desktop belonging to the owner of the apartment. Then she notices that an e-mail has just arrived, and she reads it. The mail was sent by the woman who used to live here, addressed to herself. In the mail she explains that a serious virus is slowly destroying her mind, and she fears she'll soon lose all memory of who she is and what she's done. She reveals that she's spent most of her adult life longing for a guy, who doesn't even know she exists.
Through the e-mails Young Mi begins to follow the story of this girl and this boy. Meanwhile she also begins to notice a guy who works in the station's library. And still, every now and then, a package arrives from her secret benefactor...

  • Native title:

    키다리 아저씨
  • Also Known as:

    Kidari ajeossi

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Aug 8, 2011
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 5.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
I liked this story, and I enjoyed watching it. It's a little slow in parts, and it's a story I feel that you have to pay attention to fully understand what's going on. The synopsis that's given tells you what it's about. The story gives you a twist in the middle, and some might feel they need to rewatch this movie to put two and two together. The animation they give in read more the beginning is nice, and then as the story progress's you find yourself wondering what's the connection between her Daddy Long Legs and the woman who's house she's living in.

I haven't watched anything with the main actors before, but I have no complaints about the acting.

Music - There's some music in this movie, but not a lot and nothing that's really significant. The only song I remember is "You're Only Lonely" by J.D. Souther

I do wanna rewatch this movie again, because I feel I'd have more of an appreciation for it now that I know what to expect from it.

Overall - I feel this is a movie worth watching. It's not a comedy, but there's some romance, and, of course, drama. I think it's worth taking some time out if you're looking for something to watch
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Feb 15, 2014
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
I had been wanting to watch this since for ages but held myself off as I wanted to read the original book by Jean Webster first; so I sat down to watch thinking I knew what was about to come; boy was I wrong! At one point I thought "is this really based around/off the book?" I expected there to be some twists but definitely didn't see what was coming right until read more it hit me square in the face, by which point I became a blubbering mess. Now I don't cry easily by no means so that's got to account for something, right? However this film could have done with being a tad bit longer as some off the scenes jumped to the next quite abruptly but the actors' performance more than made up for it. Over all I think it’s defiantly one worth watching.
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    claudya87 Apr 18, 2017

    Why did I watch this?! I knew I wouldn't like it since reading the title.

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    Blademan2 Jul 17, 2016

    I found this story to be mediocre, and looking at the rating, I'm not the only one feeling this way. I felt too rushed and too many things were confusing because it wasn't written right. It had a nice storyline, but felt like it was written by a real amateur. I could only give it a 4.

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    rheadoo Jun 25, 2016

    I can't believe I waited 11 yrs before watching this! One for the books!

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    Koteuni Feb 23, 2016 - edited
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    pooneh Jan 4, 2016 - edited

    happy or sad ending?

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    Zouzou_Minetty Jun 25, 2014

    can't believe there's a korean movie about daddy long legs O.O ! I only watched the Anime *-* *childhoodmemories*

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    Chaeki May 10, 2014

    my heart kept fluttering thru out the entire movie omg it was so touching T___T

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    mszither Dec 25, 2013

    One word to express the feeling after finishing this:

    The end.

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    Joooya Dec 18, 2013 - edited
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      NotYourOppa Feb 19, 2015

      Totally agree with you... I'm wondering why was it so boring? I was expecting something better:/ The plot was very like wtf to me...

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    steph_ravita Dec 8, 2013

    I started watching this movie a long time ago and I had stopped because I found it too slow. I don't like leaving things unfinished and I love Ha Ji Won as an actress so I decided I'd give it another try. At first, I again thought it was too slow but in the last half hour, it actually got very interesting with the twist. It made me cry to see their relationship and how much he had done for her without her noticing. Then the end scene - tears again.
    All in all, it's actually a very good movie, it just took me a while to warm up to. Still, I recommend it to anyone who needs some love in their lives. :)

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    Silent_Heart Aug 16, 2013

    Un expected plot, yet good..

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    charyto Aug 10, 2013

    I didn't expect this type of movie when I first heard the title as a matter of didn't attract me at all...when I read the actors working in it and read the plot...I gave it a try...IT BLEW ME AWAY! I'll have to re-watch to capture it all!!!



    AWESOME MOVIE!!! I GIVE IT A 100% a 10 plus in a 1-10 scale.

    I Think THIS IS A CLASSIC!!!!!!!



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    Heartstrings4LMH Jul 5, 2013

    If anyone has not watched this movie as yet then apart of your life as not started as yet! Get the ball rolling and watch it on or! its worth the time! just pay attention when watching.

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    Jamira_dramaGAL Nov 15, 2012

    LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great acting.. great plot... Ha Ji Won you ROCK!

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    MyPerryGone Aug 25, 2012

    I love the plot of this story :)) She's one lucky girl to have a guy always beside her. I felt the love of the guy for the girl in this movie while I watched. GREAT MOVIE!!!


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Jan 13, 2005
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 50 min.


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    7.3 (scored by 1,424 users)
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