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  • Movie: Romantic Island
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 1,069 users)
  • Ranked: #2645
  • Popularity: #1778
  • Watchers: 1,825

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Romantic Island
7.2
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Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,069 users
# of Watchers: 1,825
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Ranked #2645
Popularity #1778
Watchers 1,069

Three couples pair off after arriving in Manila, Philippines.

The first couple are a middle-aged husband and wife tandem that are taking their first ever trip overseas. The husband has never taken his wife anywhere before, but he has reasons for taking her on their first trip. The husband has a brain tumor and he plans to end his life in the Philippines for insurance money.

Convenience store clerk Jung Hwan is offered a free ticket to the Philippines by a friend. Although Jung hwan is broke he is more than happy to go, especially to forget his ex-girlfriend who dumped him because of his inability to find a better paying job. At the Manila airport, Jung Hwan is stunned when famous Korean pop singer Yu Ga Young approaches him to use his cellphone.

Soo Jin used her entire savings to come to the Philippines. Her home life is a mess and she is in part running away from her family. At her hotel in Manila, she encounters a fellow Korean named Jae Hyuk. Jae Hyuk is a successful businessman that came to the Philippines for family matters.
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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 24, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
  • Score: 7.2 (scored by 1,069 users)
  • Ranked: #2645
  • Popularity: #1778
  • Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Completed
Rourou
20 people found this review helpful
Jun 14, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 6.0
Story 6.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
1) The reason I watched this:

I have no idea, I just found this film in one of my collections while I had nothing better to do so I just watched it.

2) Storyline/Plot:

This was a multiple stories film, oe of the genres that I like to watch.

Positive points:

*A romatic comedy that had more interesting events than other films from the same genre.
*The three love stories were combined together in a way that would allow the final twist to happen.

Negative points:

*The film's story isn't unique or special. Actually, it was full of cliche and cheesy moments.
*The stories took a boring level at some point.

Story: 6/10

3) Acting/Cast:

*Lee Sun Gyun and Lee Min Ki were probably the main reason I continued watching this film until the end not only because of shallow feelings but their characters seemed more appealing than other characters in this film.
*The acting was a strength point that counts for this drama but I can't say the same about charachter because most of them felt annoying most of the time.

Cast: 6.5/10
Acting: 8/10

4)The ending:

An intresting twist accured near the end which made this film a little special than other romantic comedy films.

The ending: 8.5/10

5) My impression (How did affect me):

*There were a lot of boring moments but I didn't fell asleep so that's a good point.
*I only enjoyed the twist near the end but I will probably forget this film very soon.

My impression: 4.5/10

6) Overall:

*If you like romantic comedies then you may like this if you don't expect much from it.

Overall: 6/10.

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KdramaQueen89
6 people found this review helpful
Aug 27, 2011
Completed 0
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
This movie is funny but it felt a little slow at times. It has 3 different storylines that tell the relationships of 3 different couples. I loved the story with the older couple, it was very sweet. I really liked the story of Eugene & Min Ki's characters. It was hott=D My least favorite story would be that of Lee Son Gun Gyun. I freakin love LSG and watched this movie because of him, but the actress he got paired up with ruined his part in the movie. They had no chemistry which made thier part of the movie boring. At least everyone had a happy ending=D
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