Oh Mal Soon is a 74-year-old widow that realizes she is becoming a burden on her family. As she is roaming the streets, she comes across a photo studio and dresses up for a self-portrait. When she walks out, she mysteriously regains her physical appearance from the age of 20. Making the most out of this one in a lifetime opportunity, she changes her name to Oh Doo Ri and decides to enjoy the best out of her youth…
(Source: CJ Entertainment)
Cast & Credits
The plot - a granny who gets a second chance to be young again and do stuff she wasn't able to do. Because life happened, she had to make sacrifices for her family. When she turned into a young woman again, she embarks on a journey to follow the dream she gave up. It's a comedy with a bit of romance and whimsy. But there's also scenes that will touch your heart.
The actors - I love granny, played by Na Moon Hee. I've seen her in My Name is Kim Sam Soon and Unstoppable High Kick. She is really funny. Shim Eun Kyung who plays granny's younger version was really good in her role. I've only seen her in the movie Sunny, she was pretty good too. Jung Jin Young who plays the grandson was pretty good too. I love his character.
The music - I love it. The songs were great and Shim Eun Kyung has a really nice voice.
Re-watch value - Definitely! It's one of those movies that will warm your heart and make you feel good.
Overall - I recommend this movie.
I gave it a shot because Kim Soo Hyun has a guest role in it. But I totally forgot about him when I started the movie.
Shim Eun Kyeong is an extremely talented actress. She doesn't have the usual flawless beauty like all the other ones hence her acting stands out even more because she can capture her fans, her viewers with her skills alone. She doesn't need extreme beauty. She has great harmony with her co-actors and that reflects on the screen.
I gave a rating of 10 because I just can't find anything to critize. I enjoyed it from beginning to end and I had to laugh so many times. I had to laugh, I had to cry and I was able to plunge into beautiful music. The songs alone make it worth watching the film. (And damn, I never saw a more beautiful baby than the one in the backflashes)
If there is any long-lasting meaning to the film, it has to be that no one should regret his past decisions and be proud of the hardships he/she overcame in the past. Everyone gets old and no one should live his life in regret. Make the best of it.
All in all, a really touching, enjoyable movie that I highly recommend.
(The ending is hilarious, btw! hehe...)