Saturday, July 5, 2008

Someone Special (Aneun yeoja/아는 여자 -2004)

Someone Special
Jae-yeong Jeong ... Dong Chi-seong
Na-yeong Lee ... Han Yi-yeon
Yeong-nam Jang
Gyu-su Jeong
Hye-na Kim
Seung-hyeon Oh
Mi-suk Park
Ha-ryong Lim
Il-hwa Choi
Min-jung Lee

Jeong Jae YeongDespite having dated a number of women, professional baseball player DONG Chi-sung has never had a first love. "I always think it's love, but sooner or later I find out it's not..." Sure enough, his latest girlfriend dumps him, and then on the same day, he goes to the doctor and finds out he has a malignant tumor, with only three months to live. It's September now, so he won't even live to see the new year. With his mind in a tailspin, he goes to a friend's bar to drink away his pain.

Not a heavy drinker by habit, Chi-sung passes out, and wakes up to find himself in a hotel room with the bartender, a rather quirky woman he's mostly ignored until now. "How did I get here?" he asks her in confusion, and she tells him she folded him up and carried him in a box. Then she starts telling him about how he acts when he's drunk, before leaving him alone in the hotel room. What a strange woman...

Jeong Jae YeongThe next day he goes to baseball practice, completely unable to concentrate. Formerly a successful pitcher in university, he was moved to the outfield after a shoulder injury, and then demoted to the minor leagues. On his way home, he hears an oddly familiar story being told on a radio program devoted to "confessional love stories." Someone calling herself "Writing Princess" is talking about carrying a man in a box to a hotel room, and talking to him there. What kind of woman is this, anyway?...

HAN Yi-yeon works part time in a bar and at a coffee shop, and listens to radio programs as a hobby. Ten years earlier, a young student in a baseball uniform moved into her neighborhood, and from that day on she has slowly fallen in love with him from afar. But she had never found the opportunity to talk to him, until the night when he came alone into the bar where she works. She is shocked to see him start crying, and then after just three drinks he passes out.

Without much choice she takes him to a nearby hotel and looks after him there. Seeing him sleep so peacefully, she just wants to stay together with him for as long as she can. But when he wakes up, all the words she wants to say get stuck in her throat, and all she can do is tell him that he's a well-behaved drunk. Frustrated and embarrassed, she leaves him there and goes back home. She decides to send a postcard -- or five -- to her favorite radio programs...

Jeong Jae YeongAlthough Chi-sung angrily confronts Yi-yeon about the "radio incident," it provides her with an opportunity. One radio station sends her a free mobile phone as a gift... Chi-sung has recently lost his, so she stops by his home to give it to him. Another radio station sends her free movie tickets, so she takes him along. While at the theater, Chi-sung runs into his old girlfriend and describes Yi-yeon as "just a woman I know." Is that all?! Is there any way that she can become "someone special" to him?...
Jeong Jae Yeong

This was a good movie. Not great. Sort of boring in parts. The script was a little haggard. I think the premise was a smart one...too bad it couldn't have been written better.

The actor Jeong Jae Yeong, I don't think, was right for this part. He is more of a tough, action guy. This sort of seemed out of his realm....romantic comedies, that is. I'm not saying he's a bad actor but this wasn't his part even though he looked pretty darn good in a baseball players uniform. LOL!

If you have nothing better to do, you might give this a try. Someone I'm sure might like it better than me. This just wasn't what I was in the mood for........

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