21 March 2012

Never Ending Story Movie Review

Title: Never Ending Story
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Origin: Korea
Release date: 18 January 2012
Cast: Uhm Tae Woong & Jung Ryu Won

This story revolves around two people Kang Dong Joo (Uhm Tae Woong) and Oh Song Kyung (Jung Ryu Won), who really don’t do much with their lives until they both find out they have less than three months to live.
Dong Joo is a sloppy, useless and somewhat a disgusting man with really bad luck, who lives with his married younger brother and his wife, and works at the art school, owned by the two. Song Kyung is an expressionless stiff bank woman, who is sort of an ‘’schedule- woman’’ meaning she plans everything beforehand, and writes everything on sticky-notes, be it small or big.
The two meet by several occasions: they both have the same doctor, and they both are in the same ‘marriage agency’, hoping to get married. When, after the second checkup, they both go to the marriage agency to get their money back, they go to a bar to drink, and decide to go on a date, at a cremation shop. With their different personalities: Dong Joo who is extremely sensitive and dreams of winning at lottery, and Song Kyung who is expressionless and wants to plan her funeral, they butt heads, but opposites attract, and no matter the situation, they always end up thinking of one another.

This movie is amazing! One of my favorite movies ever! Everything about it is great; the cast, the lead couple, the chemistry, the screen-play, the pace, heck even the dialogues were great! The best thing though was how real the couple seemed, the fact that both actors fit their characters so well is just perfect. I really have nothing bad to say about it, except that the lead couple just seemed too comfortable with each other, meaning they didn’t give that ‘burning love’ kind of feeling, but then again it wasn’t that needed, even though it somehow is a sad movie. Anyhow thumbs up, and I recommend.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥♥4½ / 4½ out of 5 hearts

Jenji's verdict
This is really Bunji's kind of movie. It has that seriousness even though its a comedy. I agree with everything Bunji says, it is a really great movie, but... but but but,, I didnt fall for it.. it felt a bit long, not that it made the movie bad, I just had a hard time being interested. I really dont know why, because it actually is a really good movie and I cant think of anything bad but I didnt enjoy it for some reason. So I think, yeah read Bunji's verdict because I think I watched the movie while in bad mood or something.

☆☆☆☆½ / 4½ out of 5 stars

♥♥♥  / 3 out of 5 hearts

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