• Movie: Babo: Miracle of a Giving Fool
  • Country: South Korea
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 1,101 users)
  • Ranked: #776
  • Popularity: #1318
  • Watchers: 2,125

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"Every village has its fool", this is basically what happens in a Miracle of the giving fool (BA:BO), Seung Ryong at a young age suffers an accident with his father. His father gets killed but he survives with some cerebral injuries. At age 27, he has the intelligence of a six-year-old child. Some years after the accident, his mother dies and he sees himself alone in the world with her younger sister Jee Nin, who simply sees her brother as something disgusting and hateful. The movie begins with Seung Ryong waiting for something, or someone who finally arrives, after some years. She's Ji Ho, a childhood friend Seung Ryong loves. He makes his living selling the most famous toasts in his village in front of his sister school, that way being able to "keep an eye on her".
A story that tells us how strong and deep all kinds of love can be.

  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Feb 28, 2008
  • Duration: 1 hr. 48 min.
  • Score: 8.1 (scored by 1,101 users)
  • Ranked: #776
  • Popularity: #1318
  • Rating: 13+ - Teens 13 or older

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7 people found this review helpful
Apr 21, 2014
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 10
This is of the best movies I've ever watched.

This movie has been on my plan-to-watch-list for a while now, but for some reason I didn't watch it before now. I'm extremely happy that I remembered this movie on my list and decided to give it a try.

I don't think I'd ever be able to tell you how amazing the acting in this movie was. I found myself actually thinking if Cha Tae Hyun, the handicapped man, was mentally handicapped in real life too. That's simply just how convincing his acting was.
I also believe that Cha Tae Hyun has the most heartwarming, brightest smile I've ever seen. His character in this movie was very lovable, and I found myself loving him only minutes after meeting him.
The acting of the woman protagonist, however, wasn't very remarkable for me. It wasn't poor, not at all, but I just don't feel like it was outstanding for me. I wouldn't be able to remember the actress, which I probably will be able to with Cha Tae Hyun.

This movie had a very good plot. It was very well put together. Even the smallest points I didn't even notice, turned out to have a motive and was somehow connected in the storyline of this movie.
It also had a very important life lesson. The movie clearly had a moral, which I would say would be something about not taking things for granted. It was very clear in this movie.

This movie made not only me, but most of the people on here, cry. Towards the ending, I was bawling my eyes out. It had some extremely heartbreaking moments, but at the same time, it wasn't too much for me. I watched movies before where heartbreaking moments would just ruin the whole movie for me, but I actually found myself accepting the sad moments and still enjoying this movie very much.
This movie definitely had me right where it wanted, I was completely caught up in the storyline. I don't usually cry when I watch movies, but this one just clicked all the right buttons for me, and before I knew it, tears were streaming out my eyes.

This movie was incredibly powerful. I wouldn't hesitate a second to recommend this to just about anyone.

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11 people found this review helpful
Feb 16, 2012
Overall 10
Story 10
Acting/Cast 10
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 8.0
A very good of the movie that made me cry...the story is touching, that will definitely leave a mark in your heart..

After watching this movie, it will made you realize many lesson that we take for were not suppose to judge people so easily..

Cha tae hyun was really amazing as always.

I hope everyone who watch it will enjoy as much as i loved this movie..Give it a try!!!
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