Baek Se-Jin is a former professional golfer. By an unexpected accident, he loses the ability to speak. He decides to go to an island to recover and ends up as a teacher at an elementary school. The school only has six students and is about to be abandoned. To help the school, he begins to teach golf at the school and participates in a match. Add Synopsis In Spanish
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The plot of Mr. Perfect is heartwarming. Be warned, there is the typical cliche of a bad boy main character suffering from the classic case of fame gone awry becoming a good citizen; however, the story is convincing. This movie was a box office flop because of its heavy sentiments; movie-goers prefer more action or excitement. Dramatized movies such as this one are best saved for Netflix or other at-home movie streaming sources. Other than that, the ending of Mr. Perfect was bittersweet and highly unsatisfying for a movie. If you are looking for the classic perfect storybook ending, Mr. Perfect is not for you.
It is obvious that the cast is filled with well-seasoned actors. All were very professional, especially the adults. Yoon Shi Yoon was once cast in a similar role in the Chinese drama, Happy Noodle, which provided voice overs. Pretending to be mute is a breeze compared to pretending to speak another language. In his role as a teacher, Yoon Shi Yoon connects with people that have teaching or tutoring experience by expressing the gratification of students learning and progressing in their studies. However his character's internal journey of self realization was largely not shown in the movie. As for the students, Yeo Jin Goo, the other main character, preformed above the rest. This was to be expected because of his casting in multiple child roles. He is expected to elevate his career with his main roles in dramas Orange Marmalade and Jackpot.
As per usual, I perused the film post-viewing for memorable tracks of any sort. The OST was nothing special. Mr. Perfect had too much sad ballad songs in their OST that made their lighter songs be recycled constantly for the funny scenes.
As a Yoon Shi Yoon fan, I would rewatch this because it is Yoon Shi Yoon's most recent work. Hopefully he does act more in future since he just got discharged. As previously admitted, Mr. Perfect is not the easiest film to watch or rewatch due to its heavy sentiments. Knowledge of the plot will also lower the emotional impact of the story, contributing to a less fulfilling rewatching.
Mr. Perfect is perfect for an emotional night at home, especially for the whole family. Living on the island is like living in a big multifamily house. Characters in the movie come from every different age bracket to represent and connect with each family member at some fundamental level.
Overall, I would recommend this movie. The ending could've been done better, but the rest of it was well-done and worth the watch. Also, for those curious, I'll leave a comment explaining my interpretation of the ending below.