I came into You’re My Pet with very low expectations because let’s be honest here, Korean romantic-comedies tend to be quite predictable and oftentimes fluffy. Usually the scenario follows something like this: Hero and heroine meet. They fall in love within an hour or two, hijinks ensue. Fate keeps them apart for a few minutes. They get back together and live happily ever after. The end.
While this certainly didn’t top my list of all-time favorite Korean rom-com movies, nor would I be inclined to recommend it to a friend, it delivered where I expected it to deliver — I was entertained for an hour and fifty minutes. You’re My Pet even managed to make me smile (gasp!) and chuckle to myself twice (omgnowayrealllys?) But where it ultimately failed was setting up a relationship that was believable and genuine, and that’s where the drama lost points from me. Continue reading
Even though it’s been past a month since I watched the movie 도가니 The Crucible, otherwise known as Silenced, my mind’s still heavy as I write out what’s been on weighing on my heart whenever I think about this story– a mixture of grief-stricken pain, shock, despair, and an ever-escalating amount of disgust at the social injustice in the world.
Before I continue, let me say that if you haven’t watched this Korean movie yet — which was based on book that was inspired by a true story — you should watch it. However, before you check this movie out, you should probably know that 1) your life will never be the same again after you see it, 2) you probably won’t be able to sleep at night for a while, 3) it will change your perspective about life and what kind of society you live in, 4) it’s probably not something you can rewatch while eating KBBQ, and 5) if you don’t want to have your personal life-is-all-jolly-and-wonderful bubble popped, don’t watch it. So I guess it’s not a movie for everyone, even though I wish it were.
Ready to have your world turned upside down? Here, hold my hand because it’s going to be a crazy, bumpy ride from here on out.