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      My Sassy Girl

      Released Jul 27, 2001 2h 3m Romance Comedy List
      Reviews 93% Audience Score 25,000+ Ratings A college student (Cha Tae-hyun) becomes involved with a self-centered young woman (Jun Ji-hyun) who humiliates him at every turn. Read More Read Less

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      Wilson Kwong Film Inquiry It's not a perfect specimen in filmmaking, but like the messy relationship depicted in the film itself, My Sassy Girl is an imperfect exercise in romantic storytelling that can't help but win you over. Aug 7, 2021 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed An entertaining and sad time warp romance comedy... Rated: 3/4 Jul 11, 2007 Full Review Jeremy Heilman Whatever small flaws might exist in My Sassy Girl, the charismatic leads make it more than worthwhile. Rated: 3.5/4 Jun 3, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Maisy F Very weird it has its ups and downs. A ton of vomiting and overall strange but funny Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/02/24 Full Review Azizkhuja T "My Sassy Girl" (2001), directed by Kwak Jae-yong, is an iconic South Korean romantic comedy that has charmed audiences globally with its unique blend of humor, romance, and emotional depth. Starring the talented Jun Ji-hyun as the unpredictable and spirited girl and Cha Tae-hyun as the endearing college student who falls for her, the film offers a fresh and engaging take on love and relationships. Jun Ji-hyun delivers a breakthrough performance, masterfully portraying a character that is both hilariously sassy and deeply vulnerable. Her chemistry with Cha Tae-hyun is undeniable, providing the foundation for a relationship filled with laughter, tears, and everything in between. Cha Tae-hyun, with his natural charm and comedic timing, perfectly captures the essence of a man bewildered by love yet unwavering in his devotion. The screenplay is a work of art, skillfully weaving together moments of slapstick humor with poignant emotional beats. The narrative takes the audience on a rollercoaster ride, from uproarious laughter to heartfelt tears, all while exploring themes of love, destiny, and personal growth. The film's unconventional storytelling, including its memorable twist and turns, keeps viewers engaged and invested in the characters' journey. Cinematographically, "My Sassy Girl" is beautifully shot, capturing the vibrant energy of youth and the scenic beauty of South Korea. The soundtrack complements the film's tone perfectly, enhancing its emotional resonance and leaving a lasting impression on the audience. Perhaps what sets "My Sassy Girl" apart from other romantic comedies is its ability to defy genre conventions, offering a story that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining. It challenges traditional notions of romance, presenting a love story that is both uniquely Korean and universally relatable. In conclusion, "My Sassy Girl" is a timeless classic that continues to captivate new generations of viewers. Its blend of comedy, romance, and drama, combined with unforgettable performances by Jun Ji-hyun and Cha Tae-hyun, makes it a must-watch film. Whether you're in search of a good laugh, a cry, or a story that warms the heart, "My Sassy Girl" delivers on all fronts, solidifying its place as one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/24 Full Review Dani G Maybe I could define it as an "underrated funny romantic drama" Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/05/24 Full Review Audience Member Undoubtedly the best romantic comedy i have yet seen. The story-telling is perfect and the ending is very excitable. Surprised how well the screen writer managed to connect the start and the end of the film without getting much notice from the watchers Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/22 Full Review weng s I watched this movie in the mid 2000's. Was essentially not interested as it was in Korean and the problem with watching a foreign language film is that we spend too much attention following the subtitles rather than the actual movie. However, it turned out to be really good and UNIQUE. So, the S. Koreans have been producing very unique films via their story telling. My Sassy Girl is one of it. Since this film came about, a few remake had come about, Hollywood with their 2008 very below version with the same title starring Elisha Cuthbert and some (to me) unknown guy, of the same story line (except Americanised), China's (making it their own) version called You Are My Sassy Girl (2014) which was horrible, and in 2016 a S. Korean remake but in the "period" sense (period drama, instead of current modern day setting) along the same tune. None of the remakes, be it Hollywood nor Asian captured the spirit of the Original. In this original version, this ROMCOM/Drama the story revolves around a young man who inevitably encountered this young and beautiful woman in a drunken state while awaiting a train in the subway, and their adventure begun. The 2 main characters really had chemistry and the humor timed really well. None of the humor were slap-stick yet you cannot help but with a hearty laugh. The female lead character lived a very curious, mysterious, and sometimes destructive live and she insists on dragging the main male lead into her life. It will be revealed why she kept dragging the male lead into her over dramatic manic-depressive life further down story. The story was broken down into 3 parts, like a football (as in the real football game, what Americans call soccer), like 1st Half, 2nd Half and Extra Time. I will not get into details as there are people who have never watched this film, you should really watch this movie. Don't bother with the other versions. Anyway, full stars to My Sassy Girl (Korean version). Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Must watch rom com, a hidden gem Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis A college student (Cha Tae-hyun) becomes involved with a self-centered young woman (Jun Ji-hyun) who humiliates him at every turn.
      Kwak Jae-yong
      Shin Cheol
      Kwak Jae-yong
      Production Co
      Shin Cine Communications
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 27, 2001, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 15, 2014
      2h 3m
      Sound Mix