Movie: My Sassy Girl (US Remake)
Posted August 21, 2008on:
US movie? You are posting a US movie on Asian Drama Fever??? Let me explain.
Having never seen My Sassy Girl, the Korean version, I decided to check this movie out when I saw its dvd release. I don’t really know how close the plot would be to the Korean version but I figured what the heck, it’s only 92 minutes of my life. The best I could say about the experience is that the movie was charming. And not much more. The plot seemed Americanized to target its western audience. It was the typical story of a good boy falling illogically in love with a cute crazy chick. Hum, where have we seen that before?
Of course, the love story was set in New York City. Other than the fact that the NYC location gave an excuse for Jesse Braford (the female lead) to be dressed in cute chic outfits, the setting was cliche. Also, the lack of R-rated scenes was the only part that hinted at the movie’s Asian roots.
I don’t really have that many critism for this movie. It was cute. An ok time-passer. And not much more.
Should I see the Korean version? There seems to be a lot of critism out there about the US remake. That makes me guess that the original Korean version is spectacular!