Mori Noriko is a Japanese housewife with a taciturn husband, Hiroshi, and a teenage daughter, Miyuki, neither of whom can understand her interest in the Hallyu star Kim Hyun Jae. When Noriko receives the news one day that she has lung cancer, she decides to gather her courage to travel to Seoul and see Hyun Jae, who's judging a music audition. There, she meets Kim Min Ha, a young man who continuallyfails auditions despite his talent and passion for music. The two develop a friendship, with Noriko helping Min Ha overcome obstacles to achieve his dream. (Source: wiki.d-addicts)
- Native title: 노리코, 서울에 가다
- Also Known as: No-ri-ko, Seo-wool-ae Ga-da
- Genres: Family
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It wasn't extremely well done or flashy or a "you must watch this" kind of film. In fact I was hesitant because someone had suggested it looked like the young guy falls for older woman scenario. But that wasn't it at all.
It was simple, sweet, and about a woman trying to live the principles she was struggling to teach her daughter. In fact from the the male character's point of view I would describe this film as 'appreciate your mother because you don't know how long your going to have her' or as a 'your lucky to have a mother - if your not going to appreciate her than I'll take her'.
I loved how the story unfolded. I truly could feel him slowly growing attached to her - as a son, with every moment she spent with his family. You could feel how much he needed her influence in his life and than suddenly you saw him have an influence on hers. "Break down the door," he said and I cheered (because I completely agreed with him).
It is an all around a good story. Easy to watch. Easy to enjoy. And something I will watch again when I am in the mood for something slow pace.
Hope that helps.
The story is nothing extraordinary but it's touching. I've always been drawn to dream-chasing stories. For the housewives who realise after years that they can actually chase their dreams before it's too late; all my admiration and respect. Yes, it's never too late to chase your dreams.
The maternal affection that develops between Noriko and Min Ha is so touching. Yes people; there are more variations to relationships between men and woman!
No twists and no surprises. Touching and cool. Won't recommend it to drama newbies. If you're a Hongki fan or if you love dream-chasing themes or music-related work, then yes watch this. It's no waste of time.
I loved Hongki singing -as always-.