My Sassy Girl (Yeopgijeogin geunyeo)

Movie Information

In Brief: South Korean writer/director Kwak Jae-young delivers an odd amalgam of romance, comedy, melodrama and cinematic homage with 2001's My Sassy Girl, a film that works better than its bifurcated story structure would suggest. Adapted from novelist Kim Ho-sik's source work, itself based on the author's internet anecdotes of a dysfunctional real-world relationship, My Sassy Girl proves to be an anti-rom-com that remains touching and funny even as it actively eschews the cringe-worthy cliches typically characteristic of the genre. Part love story, part gross-out comedy, leads Cha Tae-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun sell the scattershot script with ample charisma and on-screen chemistry in this underacknowledged gem. Kindly disregard the execrable 2008 American remake.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Jae-young Kwak
Starring: Jun Ji-hyun, Cha Tae-hyun, Kim In-moon
Rated: NR

Classic World Cinema by Courtyard Gallery will present My Sassy Girl on Friday, Jan. 25, at the new Flood Gallery location in Black Mountain, 850 Blue Ridge Road, Unit A-13, Black Mountain.


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