Yeong Min and Mi Yeong are a young couple who get married after graduating from college. Following the honeymoon period, they begin to bicker with each other. While waiting for her husband at a cafe one day, Mi Yeong bumps into her ex-boss. Yeong Min sees this and gets the wrong idea. As they struggle to make their marriage work, Yeong Min and Mi Yeong gradually understand what love really is.
Cast & Credits
The film does start off as a cute romance movie. There are loads of adorable moments and it helps that the main actors have great chemistry. We see the beginnings of the crack in the relationship, but our couple powers through and moves onto the honeymoon stage. This is where things begin to get dicey and the nicely laid foundation starts to fall apart and show that it is not all about romance, but human mistakes that can cost a relationship.
To its core, My Love, My Bride is a movie about how to make a relationship work and the mistakes one can make while in anger or misunderstanding. It doesn't do the best job at showing this as one the biggest mistakes is glossed over and never spoke of or brought to the attention of the other person. It essentially becomes no big deal and solidifies that it is okay to not tell your partner/spouse about what happened as long as your love becomes/is sincere.
That is the thing I dislike most about this film. I don't like lies, especially lies that aren't technically lies if you don't guess the truth.
The other thing that had my gears in a twist is what caused this chain of events (thus 'justifying' things to come): Mi Young meeting a coworker while she and her husband were on a date (as the in the summary). Even though Mi Young assures her husband, Young Min, that he is just a coworker and yet Young Min still dreams up false scenarios. In which we get the idea that men and women can't be friends without thoughts of sex or flirtation. See why my gears are grinding?
The characters are not flawless. They each have their own flaws. Mi Young, the wife, nags about housekeeping (if you can call that a flaw), and Young Min, the husband, is self centered, quick to ignore and say hurtful things. There's lots of bickering and makeups as the characters struggle to do the right thing and most often than not the wrong thing is said before the right thing is found.
Despite the miscommunication between characters (which would have solved everything), the movie is actually good. It lagged some in the middle and picked back up in strength toward the end. Don't go in expecting some feel good romantic comedy. You won't find that here. What you will find is a romance movie that becomes less about romance and more about the mistakes humans make while in love and the heartache that can come with it.
It was a simple story of how to make a marriage work. Its not always rainbows and butterflies, but as long as one is true to their loved ones, there is nothing that cannot be accomplished. And that's love.
The acting, music and story were realistic. No twists and turns. No villains. It was calm and smooth sailing.
It could have been better but overall, It was a happy movie.