Thursday, May 22, 2008

Happy Ero Christmas (Haepi ero keurisemaseu-2003)

Happy Ero Christmas
Cha Tae-hyeon~Byong-ki
Kim Seon-ah~Min-kyong
Park Yeong-gyu~Bang Seok-do
Baek Bong-gi~Hae-chul Noh
Hong Kyoung-In~Dong-chul Noh
Kim Ji-yeong~Hyang-suk Park
Kim Jung-ki
Lee Cheong-a~Hae-min Lee
Oh Tae-kyung~Dong-kwan Cho
Park Won-sang

The main story revolves around Byong-ki (Cha Tae-hyeon), a shy and bumbling police officer who has a crush on Min-kyong (Kim Seon-a), an employee of the neighborhood bowling alley.Byong-ki's quiet and almost unnoticeable attempts to woo Min-kyong are met with a problem when the boss of a local gang (Park Yeong-gyu) also falls in love with Min-kyong. The two bachelors end up competing for Min-kyong's attention while at the same time fighting each other.Besides the fact that there are holiday songs in the background of almost every scene, and that Min-kyong's birthday falls on Christmas, there is very little reason why the story has to take place during the holidays. As the story wears on, the artificial Christmas context gets to feel more and more like decorations placed around a fairly run-of-the-mill gangster comedy.

I love Kim Seon-ah! Damn that woman makes me laugh. I loved, loved, loved her in My Name is Kim Sam-Soon. Hilarious. Then she is here teamed up with Cha Tae-hyun, a funny guy in his own right. You'd think this movie should have rocked my world right? Right? Wrong. It had it's funny moments but it was more boring to me than funny. It couldn't keep my attention. It was an average movie, I guess I should say. I was really hoping for more out of this. The Christmas music annoyed the hell out of me. Maybe I just set my standards tooooooo high. Don't know. It was good but not great. If you're bored, go with it. If you have something better to do, then do that instead. I was really hoping for more to say or maybe better to add. But damn if I didn't just waste a better part of my day.

No hottie pics to add. Other than Cha Tae-hyun, there wasn't anyone else that was extraordinary.

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