Woo Sang is a national swimmer who's always pursuing the number one spot. Won Il is a swimming prodigy who stopped participating in the sport, and now wants to make a comeback. Not only do they become rivals, but they also fall for the same girl, Jung Eun, an aspiring musician who is their childhood friend. The three lifelong friends suddenly find themselves having to juggle love, friendship, and competition, as they undergo the rite of passage of growing up.
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Time for a movie that even before the premiere, thanks to the cast and announced setting, has become a favorite movie of all women. To some extent, this helped achieve commercial success and it grossed almost 3 billion won (~$2,8mln), although it was seen in theaters by less than 500 thousand people. This is the debut movie of director Jo Yong-Sun and another cliche story by Yoo Young-A (The Wedding Dress (2010), As One (2012) , My Paparotti (2013) , Bel Ami (2013)). This is not, in any way an ambitious movie, it is not even a good movie, and the only thing that saves it in the eyes of the audience is Lee Jong-Suk and Seo In-Guk in the main roles and a large amount
of fan service. The whole movie can be summed up in one sentence Free Live Action Movie and this is unfortunately very accurate.
- Overall 4
- Story 3
- Acting/Cast 5
- Music 3
- Rewatch Value 2
It is not only similar to anime Free in the fact that everything is about swimming. We have a similar form, the same lack of plot, the same cliches, the same plot solutions and a large amount of fan service.
Almost every 5 minutes you see half naked guys, which would not be bad, if not for the fact that the only purpose of this is to distract viewers from the vanities of this movie and to attract fans who wanted to see their idols half naked bodies. Let's focus for a moment on storyline presented to viewers. All the action develops around rivalry between two swimmers, Jeong Woo-Sang (Lee Jeong-Suk) and Cho Won-Il (Seo In-Guk), even though the movie is about swimming, their rivalry comes down to fight for Jung-Eun (Yuri). All three of them knew each other since childhood. Even then Woo-Sang and Won-Il competed with each other. However, after the death of his father, Won-Il resigns from swimming and their paths diverge. Woo-Sang keeps swimming and becomes a national star. After seven years, Woo-Sang at the instigation of Jung- Eun and her father, returnes to swimming and lands in sports school, at the same time to the same school moves Woo-Sang after he was removed from the representation because of the fight. At this point, the story should start developing, but unfortunately, we get the cliche of rival athletes who eventually become friends. The movie also does not offer any twists and at a steady pace heads to an end.
As for the characters, do not expect interesting creations, we have another dose of cliche. Woo-Sang comes from a wealthy family and presents another stereotypical "celebrity", he is proud, acts cool, and is trying not to mix up with those below him. Despite these drawbacks, he is somewhat likable seeing how hard he work yo be the best. On the other hand, Won-Il is a typical child prodigy, he is lazy, rude, eats all the time, and if he could he would sleep all day, but it also has its good side. Thanks to his not too serious approach he is cheerful and easily make friends. So we have the main characters straight from the manga. To add authenticity of their rivalry, we get Jung-Eun, beautiful, funny and musically gifted girl in which they both have a crush.
Each of them struggles with their personal problems through the movie, but of course at the end they all live happily ever after. The sad thing is that none of the main actors rose above the level of the movie. Despite great talent Lee Jeong-Suk and Seo In-Guk, presented only decent acting, the only one actor playing supporting role Jae-Suk (always reliable, Park Chul-Min) rose above others. Disadvantages of the movie are also its advantages. No Breathing is not an ambitious movie, instead it provides a solid dose of fan service for the ladies and cliche but comforting story.
If anyone is looking for a good movie then don't watch No Breathing, but if you're looking for a light and simple movie with lots of half-naked pretty boys, then this is a perfect movie for you. Although the storyline is the remains of last day meal,and the actors messed up, I have to admit that it had a nice time watching this movie.
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I loved it !!! it was really funny especially when Seo In Guk didn't want to go to school " ? ??? ?. "
- Overall 7
- Story 8
- Acting/Cast 9
- Music 8
- Rewatch Value 8
Don't know why people hate it , i just enjoyed watching this movie . the actors were great and handsome !!
the music was nice .
i recommend this movie , really go people and watch it !!
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