200 Pounds Beauty

200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

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Hanna is a lip sync vocalist for Ami, the famous Korean pop singer. Even though she is always ignored because of her appearance, she has been a bright and lighthearted girl until Amy humiliates her in front of Sang Jun, her secret love. At last she makes a decision of a lifetime to have plastic surgery all over her body.

  • Native title:

    미녀는 괴로워
  • Also Known as:

    Minyeoneun Goerowo

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Oct 18, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 8.0
  • Acting/Cast 10
  • Music 10
  • Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much going into this. The description given made it seem like the main role was getting plastic surgery for the sole purpose of getting the guy. It was really about much more than that.
After finally being pushed to her limit, and after more than one failed suicide attempt, she does the last thing she feels she can do to live a happy life. The read more story following the surgery is about her journey to accepting her new self while not completely forgetting her old self.

Acting/Cast: I loved the acting and the cast.

Kim Ah Joong did an amazing job of portraying an overweight person, and an amazing job of portraying the skinny person she becomes. In most shows/movies like that, the girl is instantly 500% more confident, while Kim Ah Joong still had to get used to people not gawking at her for being the "ugly, fat chick." Even little things, like learning to walk in heels, were a joy to watch.

I'm still unsure about Joo Jin Mo's character. He seemed to have two different opinions depending on who he was with, so I wasn't really sure what think about him. I suppose, if I ignore the fact that his character confused me, I can easily say his acting was amazing.

Music: Loved the music throughout the movie.

Rewatch Value: I could definitely see myself rewatching this movie often. Definitely. The last 10 minutes or so of the movie (mostly the speech in particular) had me bawling. Just full-on bawling.

Overall: Overall, even though I loved the movie, I had to give it an 8.
While the character herself makes it known that the surgery is for herself, and not for anybody else, it doesn't erase the fact that, ultimately, this was a movie about a person who's life becomes better only after becoming pretty in society's eye. It's just not the type of message I enjoy seeing in the media.
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Apr 7, 2012
  • Overall 8.0
  • Story 7.0
  • Acting/Cast 8.0
  • Music 8.0
  • Rewatch Value 7.0
This is one of the films that I clearly remember as one of the most entertaining k-movies out there.
The story is good , the cast was nice and the music was beautiful. I thought it would've been much better if they replaced plastic surgery with a normal weight loss but either ways I enjoyed it till the very last end.
It was short, cute and most of all entertaining without any blank moments.
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Both of these movies show how the main lead grow and relearn how to make themselves happy.
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both are similar in the fact that the lead female goes through a transformation by the way of weight loss.
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    moonziyan Jun 25, 2017

    It was nothing special but I did cry some tears at her concert.

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    Twyx Jun 11, 2017

    I thought this movie had a higher rating! It's very nice.
    At first glance, I thought it would be some stupid comedy.. but then, I liked it a lot, I mean it's sweet, actors were good (not so sure about Joo Jin-Mo, but well) and it deserves a 8 at least.

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    Senpai May 11, 2017

    200 quilos de beleza é mais um daqueles filmes que pode-se absorver algumas lições, um delas, é a comprovação de que a beleza é artificial, seios turbinado, cabelos tingidos, excesso de maquiagem, cirurgias plásticas apenas por estética sem necessidade pode ter um preço alto a pagar.
    Nada artificial será capaz de substituir aquilo que é natural, ainda não vi ninguém que ame a virtude tanto quanto ama a beleza do corpo.
    Aquela frase de que oitenta porcento da beleza feminina sai com água e sabão é um fato verídico. Odeio beleza artificial, seios turbinado, cabelos tingidos, excesso de maquiagem, cirurgias plásticas apenas por estética sem necessidade, passo longe.

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    Anjaly May 1, 2017

    Liked the movie. Its really warm watching someone who gathers courage to cope up with the situation....

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    claudya87 Apr 13, 2017

    I didn't like the guy from beginning to end so this movie did nothing but annoy me.

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    abee Mar 31, 2017

    First K-movie and I still hated it, lol. I have no lingering feelings with it and it has no special place in my heart, unlike what we usually feel from our very first drama/movie

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    Smoo May 13, 2016

    loved this movie, also loved the music

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    AnicsiRoscoe Apr 19, 2016

    I really didn't think I would love this as much as I did. I was expecting something flat and shallow, but this exceeded my expectation by far. It was funny, refreshing and truly heartfelt.

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    Sophilicity Jan 28, 2016

    Omg I've been meaning watch this for ages and I didn't expect to cry

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    Kkrazy99 Jan 12, 2016

    Oh people don't judge the movie by the plot above this movie has a very sweet advice for all the girls to love themselves the way they r. Totally worth watching (:

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    MokaAkashiya Nov 14, 2015

    if a guy wants you to be beautiful and can't see how beautiful you are on the inside then he is not worth your time. After all everybody is beautiful just the way they are and you do not need plastic sergery

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    MoonlightSin Jul 9, 2015

    I liked it. Shows that you should love yourself, be confident with yourself before you start loving someone else because the person who matters the most is you and how you feel about yourself. And that lust won't bring anything good. What matters is you for the inside. Good movie for teenagers, honestly. Like, if anyone wants change their bodies like she did, it should be for yourself.

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    RoseTeotonio Feb 17, 2015

    The film is very funny. And sends a good message about beauty standards.


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    South Korea
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  • Release Date:

    Dec 14, 2006
  • Duration:

    2 hr. 0 min.


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    7.6 (scored by 11,756 users)
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