Jang Bu was an ordinary boy except for his special talent: to see every moving thing like a slow-motion video. As friends teased him by calling ‘monster eyes’, he decided to stick at home and not to go out. Television has been his only friend. Time passes by, and now grown-up Jang Bu works at the CCTV control center which is the best job for him. When he sees people’s life through the camera, he feels he’s sharing their ordinary life that he’s never had. This new job opens his heart to the world and Jang Bu starts to make some friends out of the control center. With his dear friends, he receives a sense of himself and finally decides to make a proposition to a girl that he loved for a long time from CCTV… (Source: KoBiz) Edit Translation
- Bahasa Indonesia
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Things that I liked about this movie is the perspective of an average's persons life, which is not that luxurious. The main male and female lead were simple people, having troubles with life just as anyone else and I liked the fact that they included that because it makes it feel realistic. Despite that, things that he had was a girl he liked who made his days happier, random people he met whom became his closest friends, a supporting family and his doctor that's been with him throughout his whole life. This movie kind of shows you that even if you're different, even if you had those times where you isolated yourself from life, it's still not too late to explore the world, making new friends and doing things you like. Till the end, he didn't give up, amazing.
Other than that, there's not so much to dislike about this movie, might be slow-paced but I think that the moral of the story is more important.
There were funny moments in this movie, though my enjoyment of the movie was marred by some really substandard English subtitles online. In terms of story, it isn’t terribly predictable, but the turns in the narrative arc are rather obvious and quite disjointed, so there’s a minus point in my books there. The movie has some pretty visuals in some scenes.
Cha Tae-hyun is comfortable playing a character who is lonely and eccentric, but does not lack emotional depth. Nam Sang Mi was just okay.
This isn’t a movie that made a deep impression on me, nor is it one that I would rewatch. But it’s not a bad way to entertain yourself on a boring weekend.