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  • Movie: 200 Pounds Beauty
  • Country: South Korea
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older


  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 12,241 users)
  • Ranked: #1347
  • Popularity: #85
  • Members: 16,101

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200 Pounds Beauty (2006)

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Ratings: 7.6/10 from 12,241 users
# of Members: 16,101
Reviews: 38 users
Ranked #1347
Popularity #85
Members 12,241

Hanna is a lip sync vocalist for Ami, the famous Korean pop singer. Even though she is always ignored because of her appearance, she has been a bright and lighthearted girl until Amy humiliates her in front of Sang Jun, her secret love. At last, she makes a decision of a lifetime to have plastic surgery all over her body.

  • Native title: 미녀는 괴로워
  • Also Known as: Minyeoneun Goerowo;Beauty Is Painful
  • Genres: Music, Comedy, Romance, Manga
  • Country: South Korea
  • Type: Movie
  • Release Date: Dec 14, 2006
  • Duration: 2 hr. 0 min.
  • Score: 7.6 (scored by 12,241 users)
  • Ranked: #1347
  • Popularity: #85
  • Rating: 12+ - Teens 13 or older

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31 people found this review helpful
Oct 18, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 8.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 10
Rewatch Value 8.0
Story: In all honesty, I wasn't expecting much going into this. The description given made it seem like the main role was getting plastic surgery for the sole purpose of getting the guy. It was really about much more than that.
After finally being pushed to her limit, and after more than one failed suicide attempt, she does the last thing she feels she can do to live a happy life. The story following the surgery is about her journey to accepting her new self while not completely forgetting her old self.

Acting/Cast: I loved the acting and the cast.

Kim Ah Joong did an amazing job of portraying an overweight person, and an amazing job of portraying the skinny person she becomes. In most shows/movies like that, the girl is instantly 500% more confident, while Kim Ah Joong still had to get used to people not gawking at her for being the "ugly, fat chick." Even little things, like learning to walk in heels, were a joy to watch.

I'm still unsure about Joo Jin Mo's character. He seemed to have two different opinions depending on who he was with, so I wasn't really sure what think about him. I suppose, if I ignore the fact that his character confused me, I can easily say his acting was amazing.

Music: Loved the music throughout the movie.

Rewatch Value: I could definitely see myself rewatching this movie often. Definitely. The last 10 minutes or so of the movie (mostly the speech in particular) had me bawling. Just full-on bawling.

Overall: Overall, even though I loved the movie, I had to give it an 8.
While the character herself makes it known that the surgery is for herself, and not for anybody else, it doesn't erase the fact that, ultimately, this was a movie about a person who's life becomes better only after becoming pretty in society's eye. It's just not the type of message I enjoy seeing in the media.

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32 people found this review helpful
Apr 7, 2012
Overall 8.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 8.0
Rewatch Value 7.0
This is one of the films that I clearly remember as one of the most entertaining k-movies out there.
The story is good , the cast was nice and the music was beautiful. I thought it would've been much better if they replaced plastic surgery with a normal weight loss but either ways I enjoyed it till the very last end.
It was short, cute and most of all entertaining without any blank moments.
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