Saturday, June 7, 2008

Love So Divine (Shinbu sueob, 신부수업-2004)

Love So Divine

Sang-woo Kwone - Kim 'Pedro' Gyu-shik
Ji-won Ha - Yang Bong-hie
Supporting Cast
In-kwon Kim - Shin Seon-dal
In-mun Kim - Father Nam
Seon-hwa Kim - Sister Kim
Hye-jin Jeon
Jae-hyeon Jo
Hye-na Kim
Hyo-jun Park
Hwan-jun Choi
Cheol-min Park

After getting into trouble at their seminary, seminarians Gyu-shik and Seon-dal are sent into the country for a month of service under the elderly Father Nam. Upon their arrival, Gyu-shik meets Father Nam's niece, Bong-hie, who has flown across from the United States to see her boyfriend. However, when her boyfriend ends their relationship, Bong-hie finds herself stranded at her uncle's church with nowhere else to go. At first she and Gyu-shik struggle to get along, but eventually they become attracted to one another, and Gyu-shik is forced to question his commitment to the priesthood.

I loved this movie. I loved Kwon Sang Woo. I just plain loved this movie.

I've read other reviews about this about how it disrespects the Roman Catholic religion. I didn't see it that way at all. I saw it as how God presented him with a present and that was Bong-hie. He was a faithful servant to the Lord. And what better present than a gift of "Love". He proved himself time and again to Him. And at that last moment right before he was to become a priest, I cried along with him. That was a poignant moment when his faith to God was tested. I have to believe God has a plan and to that end in the movie, that was a proven.

In all, this movie was very funny and beautiful and so fun to watch. It'll make you feel good, that is for sure.

Kwon Sang Woo

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