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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haha63
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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Jun 20, 2013
  • Overall 10
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 9.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
I watched this yesterday, and I still can't seem to get over how amazing and tear-jerking this film was! Song Joong Ki was a big factor in why I decided to watch this film, but also because of how well of ratings it was receiving from viewers. Aside from the first 10 or so minutes in the beginning and end of the film, the setting of this film is actually focused more read more on the past than the present, but it was actually very easy to follow without anything becoming confusing to the audience, so that was good. Although this film is more of a typical "melodrama", I did like how there were incorporated acts of hilarity within the film to show Chul Soo and Soon Yi's progressing relationship.

The acting was absolutely incredible. I was so impressed with Song Joong Ki's performance in this film, and I thought it was amazing how he could portray so much emotion just through movements. It was simply incredible. I enjoyed Park Bo Young's performance just as much. Seeing her character transition from secluded and lonely to more optimistic and open to the people surrounding her was so great to watch. However, Yoo Yeon Seok's character was a little too extreme, and what I considered a villain filler in order to turn the film's plot around. I wasn't sure if his actions were out of jealously because Soon Yi showed more affection to Chul Soo than to Ji Tae, but his actions throughout this film were absolutely infuriating to watch. I mean the lying, sabotaging and arrogance was enough to drive anyone mad. In the end, this film had already gripped me emotionally that I had a hard time pulling myself together once it finished.

I didn't really think I'd like the film's OST as much as I did. John Park's "Childlike" and Park Bo Young's "Prince" were perfect song fillers to go into this film.. Very slow songs, but still compelling to listen to and managed to fit in well with the film.

Overall, a very compelling film that will grip onto you from the beginning to the end. **I will say this though, and consider this a spoiler so read at your own caution, this film had one of the most horrendous and tragic endings I've ever seen in a film.** Your reaction to the ending won't really rely on whether you watch the theatrical version or the director's cut version, because both tell the exact same ending.. And I mean, you'll be sobbing like a baby either way so... This film definitely earned becoming the most successful Korean melodrama film of all time. It was very moving, and had a well told love story with unbelievable chemistry.. I 100% guarantee you will be bawling by the end of the film, but will still come to love it because of the well told and beautiful story it offers. I recommend this film to everyone, but prepare a box of tissues.
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Aryael
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Apr 1, 2013
  • Overall 9.0
  • Story 9.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
A werewolf boy is a simple love story between a young man-wolf hybrid and a young woman struggling with depression and boredome due to her illness. Before Kim Suni meets with Chul Soo (the werewolf boy), her life consisted to boredom, constant scribbling of depressive words in her hidden diary and crying in the late of the night. At first, Suni was wary of Chul Soo but soon she devised a method read more of training him after reading from a book on how to train a dog (why am I not surprised??).

Their relationship started out quite similar to a "master-dog" relationship but as Chul Soo slowly gained understanding of human language, he showed surprising intelligence and emotion. Before long, the attaction between Suni and Chul Soo was quite apparent. As usual, there will be people coming in between the relationship, and in this movie's case- it was a jealous and egoistical son of Suni's father's former business partner.

This is classified as melodrama, so expect something that will start the waterworks. It is a good movie, one worth recommending to friends and families, and one worth re-watching. However, I feel that despite the good storyline, the movie lacks an 'Umph!' factor that will push it to 10/10. It kind of leave me feeling a little flat towards the end, despite the emotional storyline. To be honest, I did not shed a single tear (gasp! how could I not??). I just felt sorry for the couple. The acting was superb, especially Song Joong Ki as the werewolf boy. It is no wonder he earned critical acclaims for his role in this movie. If you haven't watched this movie, find a time and watch it. You won't regret your decision.
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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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    BeautiBea 7 days ago

    The choices to watch this I found so far are on Dailymotion or Netflix.

    Netflix was a great choice but if you don't have Netflix then dailymotion is going to be okay :)

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    Terese7L 11 days ago

    Omg this movie is the best! I cried so much and it's was so touchy! I love it <3

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    twicky 12 days ago

    I want to watch it, but I don't want to cry. lol

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    xXdiamondXx 17 days ago

    It's really lovely. It's also my first kmovie

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    Fillers 21 days ago

    After two years of this movie being on my to watch list. I finally watched it and I really enjoyed it! I didn't cry mainly because the ending could have been better in my opinion. I still recommend it.

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    Esther 25 days ago

    Is it scary?

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    somyz 28 days ago

    AHH .. I JUST DONT KNOW WHAT I CAN SAY..

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    John Jun 28, 2014

    I think i don't have any fucking water in my body anymore

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    LeejLicious Jun 25, 2014

    Rewatched it today. Cried like a baby again..

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    Chikara67 Jun 22, 2014

    I really enjoyed this movie it had a very Edward Scissorhandsish feel to it

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    KurosakiLeno May 25, 2014

    Maybe its cause im a guy, but this movie is a lot less awesome than I heard... By the recommendations I received I expected this movie to be a blast. Was rather slow paced, and refreshing in some aspects, but like every korean movie too long , and with a messed up ending.

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    cuteeeloveee May 24, 2014

    One of my favourite movies of all time <33 love you song joong-ki oppa ♥

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    Jo-hannah May 18, 2014

    This movie made me love Song Jong Ki's acting even more, this is the purest love I've ever seen in a drama/movie :')

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    kathiiland May 14, 2014

    Me encanto esta película,llore desde el comienzo hasta el final T_T

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    mollymay5000 May 12, 2014

    The first time I watched this movie I full out sobbed for an hour and whenever I brought it up for the next week or listened to the song she sings I cried. I watched it a second time and did not have the same joy. DO NOT WATCH IT MORE THAN ONCE. You can never relive the first time.

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Oct 31, 2012
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 5 min.

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