Director: Kwon Jong-Gwan (Kwon Jong-Kwan)
Cast: Jeong Woo-Sung (Jung Woo-Sung), Im Su-Jeong (Im Su-Jung), Cha Tae-Hyeon (Cha Tae-Hyun), Yeom Jung-A, Yeo Jin-Gu, Shin Min-A, Son Tae-Young, Lee Ki-Woo
Running Time: 108 min.
By Mighty Peking Man
Kwon Jong-Gwan’s Sad Movie is a damn near perfect piece of cinema. From start to finish, it keeps your attention. It’s a great looking movie that feels refreshing, vibrant and tight. There’s not a dull moment I can think of… even the soundtrack is nice.
Sad Movie revolves around a group of individuals who are all experiencing some kind of difficulty towards a loved one. One guy is getting dumped by his girlfriend because he has been jobless for 3 years; A woman is worried because her boyfriend has a dangerous job as a firefighter; A kid and his mom are trying to find happiness towards each other; Another girl has a crush on a boy, but is having trouble getting to know him because she can’t speak and is ashamed of her physical appearance.
Sad Movie starts out funny and light-hearted; In fact, you almost forget that you’re watching a film called “Sad Movie.” That’s the great thing about it; it’s ability to shock you even with its spoiler-title. By the end, the movie guarantees what it’s advertising in its title.
If you don’t at least get a glaze of tear in your eyes while watching this, you’re not human. I don’t care if you’re male, female, retarded, a psycho killer or even Tom Cruise. It made me feel like a little boy who just got his toy box stolen…
There are a handful of known Korean stars in Sad Movie, including Jeong Woo-Sung (Musa), Im Su-Jeong (A Tale of Two Sisters) and Cha Tae-Hyeon (My Sassy Girl).
Mighty Peking Man’s Rating: 9/10