Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Moonlight of Seoul (비스티 보이즈 -2008)

Beastie Boys
Jung-woo Ha - Jae-hyun
Jin-seo Yun - Ji-won
Gye-sang Yun - Seung-woo Kim
Supporting Cast
Se-in Kwon - Ji-hoon
Ha-jun Yu - Won-tae
Shin-cheol Kang
Dong-seok Ma - Chang-woo
Seung-min Lee - Han-byul (Jae-hyun's live-in girlfriend & Seung-woo's sister)
Jin-ah Bae - Seon-joo
Il-joo Hong - Joo-hee
Choi Jae-Hwan
Bo-hun Jeong - Soon-hee
Kyeong-ho Jeong - Won-seok
Ji-won Jang - Myeong-ah
Young-hwa Seo - Seung-woo's mother
Ui-cheol Jeong - Guy sitting with Ji-won and friends at Soju Bar

Seung-woo (Yoon Kye-sang) once led an affluent life, but is now relegated to serving female customers at a host bar - a job that dangerously flirts with male prostitution. When his encounters with Ji-won (Yoon Jin-seo) develop into more than just a customer-host relationship, the realities of his job get in their way. Meanwhile, his PD - i.e. male madam - Jae-hyeon (Ha Jung-woo) falls into a life of regular drinking, gambling and cheating which causes inescapable predicaments.

This movie I thought would have been awesome. I love Yoon Kye Sang (G.O.D. rest in peace). I was just so sure. Cute guys, host club, more cute guys and romance.....right? Umm, this movie was a waste of time. The only good thing about this movie.....YKS's bare ass! That is it.

They made YKS character a decent fellow and turned him into a psycho/stalker/boyfriend. WTF? And then leave us hanging with a stabbing? Then they take Ha Jeong Woo's character, who was already a psyco/gambler/bum/boyfriend, and make him get away with barely a broken hand in Japan?

The story was written in circles. Nothing made sense to me anyway. I couldn't understand who should be mad at whom. I really think they had a good cast but just totally wiped out the whole gist of the story and left us with bone scraps. Eeeergh.

Yoon Kye Sang

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