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Somewhere in my ecstasy!

raiona

Somewhere in my ecstasy!
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The Way Home
7 people found this review helpful
Sep 1, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 10
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 10
Music 9.0
Rewatch Value 10
Dedicated to the grandmothers everywhere… "The Way Home (Jibeuro)" could easily be called the best Korean film of 2002! It's a story of a 7-year old boy Sang-woo (Yu Seung-ho) who is left in the care of his 77-year old mute grandmother (Kim Eul-bun) in the countryside, so that his mother can go job-hunting in Seoul!

When you'll see this movie poster with a cute toothless grandma with an equally cutie-pie looking grandchild putting their hands on each other's shoulders smiling TOTALLY ADORABLY at you, it won't take seconds to make you go grab your popcorn and turn off the lights to watch this movie sitting in front of your PC (at least, it was successful enough to make me do so)!!!

The first reason to like this movie is to prove that you have a HEART!

The second reason comes from the actors themselves! I was wrong about the poster…this kid is DEFINITELY NOT some sweetie pie! The country lifestyle comes as a bit of shock to the videogame-playing-hyper-spoiled Sang-woo! Frustrated by his new home, Sang-woo begin to lash out, which includes calling his grandmother a 'retard'! Kiddo's selfishness will make your hands go ga-ga to give him couple of slaps, but if you have patience on the level of Granny's, the payoff is BIG!! Without the benefit of dialogue, Granny's weathered face & simple expressions give her character an air of quiet dignity, stoic determination, and unwavering love! There'll come times when you'd want granny to give that brat some spanks with her walking stick but her patience will make your soul cry…she gives her grandchild tons of love worth more than things he could ever want for!! Obviously she can't talk…but, instead of noise, her life is filled with beautiful views that she watches silently, absorbing the beautiful still calmness that her mountain home gives her! Granny ROCKS!!!

And, the third reason to like this movie is its contrast of silence with the scenery…think of calling this movie BORING, you'll see the wrath of heavens!!!

I don't know if the ending made me feel disappointed with the kid or not! But, definitely, the one who ended up taking my heart away was the 77 years old grandma! Have to say…after watching this movie I really missed my enni (read granny!)…I swear, you'd agree with me that being a grandmother must be a thankless job after watching 70 minutes of ungratefulness!!

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Peak: The Rescuers
4 people found this review helpful
Aug 4, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 6.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 4.0
A typical mountaineering/adventure movie...nothing is special about the story that draws attention...a casual kinda plot-line that we usually see in mountaineering movies!

Cast was alright...and music too! nothing top notch but just perfect along the storyline!

But, what drew my attention was Shun's acting! You won't see that typical Shun here with an introvert character, but something totally different from his usual genre! He was cheerful...actually more than cheerful! hmmm...what should I say to make it exact?! hmmm...maybe a "feisty" kinda character...which somehow went JUST FINE with him!! and that's what made me give more attention to the movie! And, guess what...I enjoyed it...from the second I saw Shun smiling...if I'm to note exactly then from 07.54min of the movie 'till the end...haha!! His smile was really something...watch the movie and you'll know exactly what I'm trying to say!!

Happy WATCHING!!! ^o^*

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Nagareboshi
3 people found this review helpful
Jun 29, 2012
10 of 10 episodes seen
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 8.0
Music 6.0
Rewatch Value 5.0
A simple story, easy-going acting and lots of fresh feelings! Oh! And, it was blue...It had all shades of blues in it! If you ask me "Why I liked it", then I'd say definitely because of it's simplicity!! Definitely...LIKED IT!!!

Oh! One more thing...Can anybody tell me how come a negative character could be sooooo disgustingly annoying?!! I felt like using him as a punching bag...Seriously, that could be a BETTER anger management..."Using-him-as-a-Punching-Bag"...hehe!!!

Hope...You'll enjoy it, too!! ^-^*
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Quick
15 people found this review helpful
Jun 22, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 7.0
Acting/Cast 7.0
Music 5.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
First of all...God bless those poor bikes, cars & stunt-men! haha!!

At first, main theme of the story might make you remember a French movie series called "The Transporter", but, no need to give a damn about that...'cause, "Quick" is one hell of a movie which'll make you laugh so hard that your mom sitting next room might end up thinking her kid's gone mad (at least, my mom thought so...LOL)!!

And, GOSH! the cast was totally PERFECT for this movie...they made those funny dialogues WAY-TOO-HARD-TO-TAKE-IN without going L-O-L...I mean they were AWESOME...specially when CURSING (and, your little-bit-Korean-language-knowing might add some extra saucing to the fun)!!!

Definitely, it's a movie which you might want to enjoy on a holiday when you've nothing to do and there's some extra lazy time to spare!

So, I say...grab some snakes, go get cozy in front of your PC and have some good laughs watching Lee Min Ki riding a HOT BIKE going nuts while cursing like HELL!!! Anyong!!! ^-^*

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Good Morning President
6 people found this review helpful
Jun 19, 2012
Completed 0
Overall 7.0
Story 9.0
Acting/Cast 9.0
Music 7.0
Rewatch Value 6.0
First, I have to say, the story summery provided here isn't well-written...it gave me a wrong impression before starting to watch this movie!

I don't know why this movie is underrated here but to me it was a good movie with a simple story told in a easy & beautiful way...I spent a good 2 hr and 11 minutes watching lives of presidents told in a simply funny way...of course, with an elegance!!

And, i must say, that chef character was really something...his ways-of-thinking and giving advices...he was awesome...haha!

This movie earns a good 7.5 from me! that extra 0.5 definitely goes to Mr. Chef...haha!!!

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