Ok Boon, aka the Goblin Granny, is a feisty, elderly woman who combs through the town for any sign of trouble. Over a span of 20 years, she has filed 8000 complaints to the district office. When Min Jae, a stickler Level 9 civil official, transfers over and asks the unstoppable granny, according to procedures, to take a number for her complaints, great tension rises. One day, Ok Boon witnesses Min Jae speaking English like a native, when she’s disheartened for not improving in English after many years of studying and begs him to teach her. Later, the unlikely duo, with absolutely nothing in common, begin having English lessons. As they spend more time together, they start to understand and communicate with each other and become close like family. Having always wondered why Ok Boon is so bent on learning English, Min Jae later learns that there is something she must say in English.
(Source: CJ Entertainment)
Cast & Credits
After going through a series of melodramatic moments, the film culminates with a dramatic moment required for well-being, and I must point out that this moment is cliché and heavy at times. In the case of two certain minor supporting characters that appear during that time, I understand that they simply exist to emphasize what is at stake for Ok-Boon ...
However, the film is not entirely without emotional appeal, and this is mainly because of the performance manipulating numerous humorous scenes during the first half of the film, Nah also brings genuine sadness to more serious scenes during the second half, and surely keeps his terrain well during the dramatic moment mentioned above. In short, well-made comedy drama film, the film is less satisfying in terms of story and characters, but its good elements are still strong enough to make up for its remarkable failures.