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A comedy about a best selling writer named Hyeon who's been in the slumps for 7 years meeting a wannabe writer Yoo Jin. (Source: HanCinema) Edit Translation

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  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 266 users)
  • Ranked: #5583
  • Popularity: #8346
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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Mee
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Mar 27, 2022
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Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 10
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Not your ordinary romcom.

I did not really read the plot when I started the movie because it's Ryu Seung Ryong. What other reason do I need, right? However, after a few minutes, it made me go back and read Viki's summary for it.

Warning! This movie is a romantic comedy. My review is not because I want to focus on what made me talk to myself while watching it.

This thought-provoking film made me realize that sometimes, two people have different opinions, and both may have a point. I felt particularly torn when Yoo Jin expressed his love for Kim Hyun. He only wants to let it out of his chest, not expecting anything in return. However, this might be burdensome to Kim Hyun because he did not feel the same way.

Overall, it's a feel-good movie. It did not have a dull moment, and I laughed most of the time. If you like to watch a one-sided BL movie, this is worth your time.

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Enjoy your life
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Oct 11, 2022
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Overall 7.5
Story 7.5
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 7.5

Ordinary and messy but fun

Feature debut of Cho Eun-ji, who has been making a name in the Korean film industry as an actress of films like “The Villainess” and “Concubine” since the beginning of the millennium, “Perhaps Love” is a romantic comedy that tries to stray away from the norms through a number of different ways and an intensely episodic approach.

Cho Eun-ji has a great comedic cast under her instructions, and she manages to make the most of them in that regard. Ryu Seung-ryong’s immaturity and awkwardness, Oh Na-ra’s frantic mood changes and short temper as Mi-ae, Kim Hee-won’s despair as Soon-mo and Sung Yoo-bin’s multileveled frustration as Seong-gyeong create an explosively funny mix that carries the movie for the most of its duration. In that fashion, the interactions of the many protagonists are hilarious to watch a number of times, with Cho including enough episodes to allow them to do so. Even Mu Jin-sung as Yoo-jin, who is the main “advocate” of drama here, has its funny moments, even if in a more subtle fashion, in an overall approach that both highlights and benefits from the chemistry of the cast. The fighting scene inside the apartment is a great testament to the fact.
Through this approach, Cho also manages to present her comments about love, parenthood, mentorship, creativity, all of which seem to showcase how difficult life can be both in professional and social terms. At the same time, though, the changes the protagonists undergo during the many events they experience and the way they change them induce the movie with a rather optimistic note, which works quite well here, particularly through the whole persona of Hyun.

What does not work though, is the number of episodes, and to the point, of characters, here, which prolong the movie to almost two hours, and become somewhat tiresome after a point, even if individually, they still make sense. Particularly close to the end, when elements of (melo) drama come to the fore, Cho seems to lose control of her narrative, resulting in a movie that could definitely have ended much sooner. This also dulls the effort of editor Kim Tae-gyong, who has implemented a rather fast pace in order for all the episodes to fit in, but could have trimmed the movie, particularly close to the end.

Kim Tae-soo’s cinematography is fittingly polished, with his framing being quite enjoyable on occasion (the fighting scene once more) without any particular exaltations.

Cho Eun-ji seems to have hit the reef of the first time directors, who frequently try to do as much as possible in the feature debut. However, the result is rather entertaining for the most part while she seems to have many interesting social comments to make, which deem the film hopeful.

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  • Movie: Perhaps Love
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2021
  • Duration: 1 hr. 53 min.
  • Content Rating: 15+ - Teens 15 or older

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  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 266 users)
  • Ranked: #5583
  • Popularity: #8346
  • Watchers: 965

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