A Perfect Match
|Korean Film (2002)||Director: Mo Ji-Eun
|Genre: Romantic Comedy||My Score: 7/10 ★★★☆☆|
|Summary: A match-maker is good at her job, but lacks love in her own life.|
|Cast: Shin Eun-Kyung and Jeong Jun-Ho
Review: This is a pretty typical movie aimed for women close to their 30’s. You know the typical panic, worrying that they’re never going to get married, and being jealous of others who do.
That being said, it was still a pretty good movie.
Some of the scenes are a little too drawn out, so it feels a bit long at times, but it was never out-right boring. I couldn’t tell exactly what kept my attention. The characters were interesting, but nothing special. I think it might have been the true-to-life feeling while I was watching it.
The female lead was charming. I liked how she was sometimes awkward or clumsy, but never over-the-top. The male lead didn’t seem too attractive at first, but still, he felt like a real person. My favorite character was probably the female lead’s best guy friend. I just thought it was so cute and touching how he would steal anything she liked.
This movie was rather predictable, as expected for the genre, but I’m glad it wasn’t entirely so. There was a spot where I thought I knew what was going to happen, and something else did instead, so that was a plus.
There’s not that much romance in the movie, and there’s not even a kiss or anything, but the payoff at the end still felt like enough.
(BTW, I thought the end credits were kind of cute, show-casing the background couple that appeared throughout the film.)
Warning: Vomit scene around the middle