A Millionaire's First Love

A Millionaire's First Love (2006)

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Kang Jae Kyung is your typical rich kid. He is arrogant, drives sporty cars, attends the big clubs and skips school. As his 19th birthday approaches, he is set to inherit his grandfather's fortune, but first Jae Kyung is required to transfer to a new school in Gangwon Province and graduate. Until then all access to his penthouse, cottage and credit cards are denied. Should he fail to graduate or drops out read morethen he loses everything. If he wishes to give up, he will only receive 0.1% of his over-all inheritance. With this in mind, he heads out to the countryside, to a small town in which daily life is far removed from what he is used to.
Shortly after settling into his new home, he meets 18-year-old Choi Eun Hwan, who happened to run into him back in Seoul. Conversely, she sees hope for him and sets out to make him see it for himself.

  • Native title:

    백만장자의 첫사랑
  • Also Known as:

    Baekmanjangjaui cheotsarang

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SekaiIchiHatsuKoi
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May 24, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 10
I initially pulled open "A Millionaire's First Love" based on a description on some website that described the story line as more of a romantic comedy. Initially, I thought the plot development was a bit slow for a movie made in the 21st century, where viewers favor a quick and exciting entertainment high. However as the plot began to unfold, I found myself becoming enthralled by the blossoming love between two souls. read more I only wish I could more accurately describe how much I love this movie (but if I try any more it will just turn out as unintelligable babble). By the time the credits rolled, I was a mess. I had begun tearing up about half way through the film, so I'm sure I was quite a sight to behold. Eyes red, puffy, and overflowing with tears, runny nose, the works. "A Millionaire's First Love" is a beautiful work about how the act of loving someone can change one's heart for good.
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omnichelle
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Sep 7, 2012
  • Overall 7.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 4.0
The good:

There are two things about this movie that I really loved. The first is the scenery and cinematography. The second is the exquisite acting.

A small country-side town showered in autumn light, roads sprinkled in blustering, fallen leaves and dreary, rain-soaked scenes under a cloudy sky... This movie showcased the seasons like a beautiful painting or poem. The way the film is shot transported me into the scenes with the read more characters. I could almost smell the cool, fresh autumnal air and feel the achy dampness of the rain.

Hyun Bin and Lee Yeon Hee portrayed their characters emotions convincingly and beautifully. Personally, I have seen Hyun Bin in three roles now. I’m not sure if he just so happens to be type-cast or if he chooses these roles, but it seems he consistently plays the same character-type: rich bad boy turns softie after falling in love with unlikely heroine. Well, with so much practice, he plays the part extremely well. Lee Yeon Hee on the other hand (who, coincidentally, I’ve also seen in three roles) has a more diverse portfolio, and I am quite impressed with her range as an actress.

The bad:

The plot of this film is unoriginal, sappy and at times very brusque. Emotions seem to unfold suddenly and without pretense, which left me feeling a little... WTF’ish. My train of thought during the early part of this movie went something like this:

“Gah, stop being so mean to her...Oh, you like her now?... Love her??... What!?... How did you get in the room????.... You want to take care of her?...No? Wait wait wait, now you *don’t* like her??....*utter confusion*”

By the time the plot smoothed itself out, I found I’d just accepted the way I was *supposed* to feel and just went with it--which isn’t necessarily a good thing. As a viewer, you know what the director wants you to feel. As such, I just threw my hands up and gave in, as if to say, “fine director, I’ll accept your sappy and rushed love story, sheesh.”

Not a bad movie overall. In a way, I suppose it breaks even--balancing a predictable and choppy plot line against great acting and gorgeous scenery.
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The romance in both the movies is innocent and sweet. If one of the two movies made you cry, the other one will too.
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the leads in both film confess their feelings, make up for their mistakes and try to use the remaining time well after they know that one of them has a terminal illness.
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    SecondLeadQueen 27 days ago

    Nothing special, Not so sad not so romantic. Watch this because I love both leads. I wish i could see them together again in another romance movie.

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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017

    Classic movie..the story is nothing new but it was one of the best at it's time.

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    Annika Feb 27, 2017

    It was quite a sad movie, but not too sad in my opinion.

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    yrb Feb 8, 2017

    It's such a beautiful movie.

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    mickey Dec 8, 2016

    I always cry every time I watch it (then rewatch it). Such a good movie! Emotions were all out that it can affect the viewer so much. :(

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    Eunha Mar 23, 2016

    It s a simple story but the actors put in a lot of emotion. Its one of the few that I rewatch.

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    Ranchik Jan 27, 2016

    Good romance? uh? Am I the only one who think the opposite?
    *whoops

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    jupiter Oct 17, 2015 - edited

    I've added this as "completed" but I have no memories of watching this movie...? Seems like it's a good movie so I think I'll have to re-watch it :)

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      seanymph Jun 5, 2016

      It happen the same to me, I know I watch it but I don't remember nothing about it. :/

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      jenikime Jan 25, 2017

      Same! I watched the trailer on here, but I don't recall watching it at all. :O

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    dore430 Aug 2, 2015

    Poignant and bittersweet love story... I would highly recommend this... Even though I saw it a couple of years ago, I still remember how it affected me emotionally.

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    ZombyOfNight May 7, 2015

    Great movie

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    Lily2PM Jul 18, 2014

    T^T I love the movie I love the ending song, but I don't love crying… T^T

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    Sam Jul 7, 2014

    i cried. beautiful movie.

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    AmyLovesDramas Jun 25, 2014

    I cried so much :'( The actors were so amazing <3

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    Blademan2 May 12, 2014

    I really liked Lee Yeon Hee in this movie, her character was super, unlike the shallow, despicable, whorish character in Paradise Farm... She's rebuilt my image somewhat of her in this movie...

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Feb 9, 2006
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 56 min.

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