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  • Movie: I Can Speak
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 549 users)
  • Ranked: #87
  • Popularity: #2094
  • Watchers: 1,167

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I Can Speak
8.8
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Ratings: 8.8/10 from 549 users
# of Watchers: 1,167
Reviews: 3 users
Ranked #87
Popularity #2094
Watchers 549

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)

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Sep 17, 2017
  • Duration: 1 hr. 59 min.
  • Score: 8.8 (scored by 549 users)
  • Ranked: #87
  • Popularity: #2094
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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Reviews

misu
7 people found this review helpful
Mar 10, 2018
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 7.5
"I can speak" the movie initially is about the growth of friendship between an older woman and a younger man, what starts off as a sour start to their relationship turns into a sweet friendship after Park Min Jae (Lee Je Hoon) teaches Na Ok Boon (Na Moon Hee) English out of guilt, as she had asked many times and he refused. I've never watched an anti-Japan film before so I don't want to add anything to that side of the subject, as I could come off seeming offensive to some people, anyway the story was nothing too special like I said mostly about the friendship side which took a lead role in the majority of the film. Despite that it was quite an enjoyable movie to watch, especially as the movie gradually got more interesting in the second half.

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Senpai
2 people found this review helpful
Nov 13, 2017
Overall 8.0
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.5
Rewatch Value 6.5
Just  another silly comedy movie, but then I heard it's about a certain  serious historical subject that is still reverent, the movie is better  than initially expected. Although sometimes clumsy especially during the second melodramatic  half, the film works mainly thanks to the engaging interactions between  its two main artists, and it certainly gains laughter and tears,  although it can clearly see its manipulative aspects.
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.

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