Babo: Miracle of a Giving Fool

Babo: Miracle of a Giving Fool (2008)

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"Every village has it's fool", this is basically what happens in a Miracle of the giving fool (BA:BO), Seung-ryong at a young age suffers an accident with his father. His father get killed but he survives with some cerebral injuries. At age 27 he has the intelligence of a six-year-old child. Some years after the accident, his mother dies and he sees himself alone in the world with her younger sister Jee-nin, read morewho simply sees her brother as something disgusting and hateful. The movie begins with Seung-ryong waiting for something, or someone who finally arrives, after some years. She's Ji-ho, a childhoods Seung-ryong love. He makes his living selling the most famous toasts in his village in front of his sister school, that way being able to "keep an eye on her".
Resuming, it's a romance, a story that tells us how strong and deep all kinds of love can be.

  • Native title:

    바보
  • Also Known as:

    BA:BO; Babo; Miracle of Giving Fool

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Amantae
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Apr 21, 2014
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 9.0
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 10
This is of the best movies I've ever watched.

This movie has been on my plan-to-watch-list for a while now, but for some reason I didn't watch it before now. I'm extremely happy that I remembered this movie on my list and decided to give it a try.

I don't think I'd ever be able to tell you how amazing the acting in this movie was. I found myself actually thinking if read more Cha Tae Hyun, the handicapped man, was mentally handicapped in real life too. That's simply just how convincing his acting was.
I also believe that Cha Tae Hyun has the most heartwarming, brightest smile I've ever seen. His character in this movie was very lovable, and I found myself loving him only minutes after meeting him.
The acting of the woman protagonist, however, wasn't very remarkable for me. It wasn't poor, not at all, but I just don't feel like it was outstanding for me. I wouldn't be able to remember the actress, which I probably will be able to with Cha Tae Hyun.

This movie had a very good plot. It was very well put together. Even the smallest points I didn't even notice, turned out to have a motive and was somehow connected in the storyline of this movie.
It also had a very important life lesson. The movie clearly had a moral, which I would say would be something about not taking things for granted. It was very clear in this movie.

This movie made not only me, but most of the people on here, cry. Towards the ending, I was bawling my eyes out. It had some extremely heartbreaking moments, but at the same time, it wasn't too much for me. I watched movies before where heartbreaking moments would just ruin the whole movie for me, but I actually found myself accepting the sad moments and still enjoying this movie very much.
This movie definitely had me right where it wanted, I was completely caught up in the storyline. I don't usually cry when I watch movies, but this one just clicked all the right buttons for me, and before I knew it, tears were streaming out my eyes.

This movie was incredibly powerful. I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend this to just about anyone.
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darkangel662008
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Feb 16, 2012
  • Overall 10
  • Story 10
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 7.0
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
A very good movie...one of the movie that made me cry...the story is touching, that will definitely leave a mark in your heart..

After watching this movie, it will made you realize many lesson that we take for granted...how were not suppose to judge people so easily..

Cha tae hyun was really amazing as always.

I hope everyone who watch it will enjoy as much as i loved this movie..Give it a try!!!
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    claudya87 Apr 14, 2017

    I can't get into Ha Ji Won's acting as much as I try..

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    mavnio Jan 14, 2017

    it was quite predictable yet a very good one

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    Suicidal_Hermit Nov 17, 2016

    I came for romance and all I got was sadness....

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    poetrypoesar Nov 7, 2016

    This is one of a movie that i couldn't stand still to watch at the end. To be honest, i don't quite remember about every part, for me this isn't just my cup of tea. I know it is good, but i didn't really enjoy myself while watching it. There are times i skipped several part because i felt it boring (maybe i wasn't just in the mood for slow-paced melodrama)

    But at the end, i seriously couldn't watch it anymore. It was seriously one of the heartbreaking scene i've ever seen in my whole life. I couldn't stand it at all.

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    HAMEX Aug 28, 2016
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    HAMEX Aug 28, 2016

    so sad yet so heartwarming,,

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    TokkiLily Mar 17, 2016

    He looks soooooo much like kim jong kook

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    helu_me Oct 25, 2013

    Why does these kind of movies bee soo great and so sad

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    Hi5Me Oct 6, 2013

    I watched this movie a long time ago, but I just see the picture, and remember and now I cant stop crying.

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    Pumpky Jul 14, 2013

    I don't wanna cry. So even if I wanna see this movie so much, stoppin myself :(

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    I cried a river, I am so touched on this movie, so good!

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    JustMe_U Feb 22, 2013

    I'll never think the song "Twinkle Twinkle little star" the same again.
    :[

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    Mitchinyeoja Feb 9, 2013

    i have never cried so much while watching a movie in my life. This movie really broke me. Cha Tae-Hyun wow awesome job. Really sad and touching

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    MyPerryGone Dec 9, 2012

    What a GREAT MOVIE!!! It make cried like a baby and the same make laugh!! Cha Tae Hyung the best in any genre of movie as always

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  • Country:

    South Korea
  • Type:

    Movie
  • Release Date:

    Feb 28, 2008
  • Duration:

    1 hr. 48 min.

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    8.1 (scored by 1,035 users)
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