A Werewolf Boy

A Werewolf Boy (2012)

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A mother moves with her older daughter and younger daughter to a large home in the country side. The older daughter suffers from a lung ailment and her doctor advised the family to move out into the country side. The home is provided by Ji Tae, the son of a business partner who worked with their deceased father. While the family gets acclimated to their new surroundings, the older daughter makes a read moreremarkable discovery. Within a locked room in the barn lives a wild boy. The family takes him in believing he is just an orphan with little social skills. The boy with little social skills begins to take an interest in the oldest daughter.

  • Native title:

    늑대소년
  • Also Known as:

    Wolf Boy ; Neukdae Sonyeon

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uenorie
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Mar 3, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Watching this movie placed me in a rollercoaster of emotions. I was happy, sad, angry, sympathetic, happy, sad, and it went on.

The story was endearing, though I personally think the plot moved a bit slow. Or maybe I was just too sleepy at the time, and two hours was too much for me then. What I liked the most about this movie though was that I never expected to laugh so read more much. I thought it was a really heavy melo, but it proved me wrong. I think I may have laughed more than I cried. But the thing is, the moment I started crying, it was too hard to stop. The acting was very outstanding. Considering that Song Joong Ki barely spoke, his acting was really impressive. As for Park Bo Young, I never saw her in anything than this, but she's quite good. She just grew in me unknowingly as I watched.

Overall, this movie is indeed a masterpiece, and deserves all the love it's getting. And I'm not saying this out of my love for Song Joong-ki. But then again, he definitely owned this movie. He is the heart of it, hence the title.
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PickyMcpickleton
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Feb 11, 2014
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is a touching tale that I was not expecting until I read the summary. I thought it would have elements of fantasy from the title and thought it was another movie biting off this whole vampire and Werewolf trend but it was a pleasant surprise.

First of all, the story isn't exceptionally original. It's been done numerous times but nonetheless, it doesn't stop it from being poignant and unsettling to some read more degree.

Song Joong Gi plays a boy who as the summary states appears to have been raised by wolves. He is discovered when Lee Bo Young's character moves to the countryside due to her sickness and he happens to have been inhabiting the shed of the place that they just moved in to. Lee Bo Young's family eventually pick him up because they cannot find anyone to adopt him and so the story is triggered.

This story isn't really about a werewolf. It's about monsters. Song Joong Gi's unrefined character through living with Lee Bo Young's family starts a transformation to become human or to attain human qualities. He develops an affection towards Lee Bo Young's character amidst his transformation and they develop quite a bond. However, due to numerous predicaments, he reverts into a "monster" and is dubbed as dangerous. However, a "monster" in appearance is not a monster at heart and in watching the movie you start to distinguish who exactly the real monster is.

The tale is somewhat light hearted but with very heavy moments that made me sweat a little from my eyes. However, I lamented a little that we never truly delve into any important details regarding Song Joong Gi's character. It's mentioned but not shown. It's not ridiculously relevant but I would have liked to know. Also, the villain is somewhat stereotypical and other than being a rich arse hole, there's not much we know about him. However, I guess his character is relevant in the success of this plot. However, the philosophical undertones didn't stop me from wondering what his story was. Take that as my need to always over think things.

Overall, a very poignant story with minor flaws.
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'Dog' turned human romance story. Chul Soo (Song Joong Ki)'s character is like a wolf that suddenly gained a human body [yes he is a werewolf but this is how his character acts] where Shiro (Toyokawa Etsushi) is shown to be a guide dog given a human body to find the girl that raised him as a puppy. If you liked one you'll probably like the other.
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    IndyYulia 7 days ago

    really make me cry ,so sad :') :'(

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    yssadesu 15 days ago

    this is so sad but i love it.

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    Mangafever 24 days ago

    a beautiful beautiful film...well deserving of the love and attention it receives. The cast was just wonderful, especially SJK, who was just absolutely fantastic. Im glad he will be discharged soon and we will get to see him soon in his new drama.

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    Natalia Mar 24, 2015

    oh,i just have finished watching it and it made quite an impression on me. Firstly,i didn't expect this kind of a story. In one moment i was super happy because of them and the way how their relationship grew but the ending was so heartbreaking.Firstly,I thought maybe she was just dreaming, but when everything was finished i was in shock, literally and i coudn't stop myself from crying.
    I wish that just the end was different.

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    nesrine Mar 16, 2015

    ooohh the ending just killed me...anyway really nice movie i cried a lot but i enjoyed it at the same time

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    Annie Mar 10, 2015

    SJK's acting in the blew me away...

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    winnie Feb 8, 2015

    I don't regret watching this but at the same time I don't think I would have missed out much if I didn't get round to it. I had to plan to watch this when I first joined MDL but I kept pushing it back and mostly forgot about it and now 2 years, 3 months later I finally watched it and.....it was okay, good in some parts but the story lacked in the middle and I was fast losing interest. It picked up towards the end where I became teary and it was the only time I felt emotionally connected with the movie. Amazing? nope it wasn't but it was quite good and SJK is just so cute :)

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    shbeckles Feb 1, 2015

    I feel sad in the best sort of way after this movie... kind of like crying and smiling at the same time. Very bittersweet and beautiful. Also, I would like my own Joongki puppy, kthx.

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    KMR Jan 31, 2015
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      Kristina 24 days ago
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    riilicious Jan 17, 2015

    i know i'm very late, but i just watched this movie yesterday.. well, what could i say, i didn't put a high expectation for this movie before, i just think this will be a typical cheesy korean movie.
    the story is very touching and emotional, the main casts put a great act together, i really regret i didn't watch it sooner. very recommended!

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    Lilyan Jan 14, 2015

    i loved this movie it got me so emotional and crying that left me with a headache! I highly recommended to anyone that whats to cry the eyes out. its a beautiful story that I DON'T REGRET WATCHING!

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    Ryu Dec 31, 2014

    i understand eng,jpnese,hindi,bangla.i usually watch movie or drama in those language.this is my first movie in korean lang.i didnt regret that i watched in korean.what i regret is why i didnt watch it before..this movie's story nd acting is awesome.i cried like i was watching titanic :P

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    Sapaieo Dec 30, 2014

    I cannot fathom why I waited to watch this movie. It's so beautiful and funny. I imploded from the feels.... Absolutely daebak. The best.

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Oct 31, 2012
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 5 min.

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