Thursday, April 24, 2008



It's review time! First, I must review a movie I just finished yesterday. A Korean drama called Madeleine (named after the French cookie). Sometime in the movie you'll come to find out why the name Madeleine was chosen for it's name.

Kang Ji-suk (Jo In-Seong) is an avid student of Korean and Korean Literature who regards his books as best friends and mostly stays either at home or in the library.

One day he stumbles into his old class mate Lee Hee-jin (Shin Min-Ah) whom he has not seen for ages. The charming Hee-jin has turned into young woman of captivating beauty and also already managed to make her life-time wish of becoming a hair stylist come true. She even manages to color Ji-Suk's hair blonde (which was a mad really bothered me.)

After crossing roads one more time, Hee-jin has a startling idea suggesting that the two of them should try and find out what the life of a couple is like for the period of one month.

As a result Ji-suk and Hee-jin enjoy a wonderfully sweet time looking just like two real lovers. Eventually, Ji-Suk and Hee-Jin do fall in love but ride the rollercoaster of ups-and-downs. And a mistake Hee-Jin makes prior to their relationship could ruin it all for both of them. Let alone, Ji-Suk's first love shows up. Are the feelings he had in middle school for real or just memories that never faded over time?

Essentially, I have to say that this was a smooth movie to watch. No trauma to my brain or heart to make me regret the 2 hours I watched it. It was definitely a feel good movie about growing up. I really, really liked this movie.

Jo In-Seong
jo in-sung pogi

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