Hello Ghost: K-Movie Review


I felt "betrayed." I searched for a comedy movie, but I ended up heartbroken towards the end. Here is why. I have been very vocal ...

I felt "betrayed." I searched for a comedy movie, but I ended up heartbroken towards the end. Here is why.

I have been very vocal about how I love Cha Seung Won, but I never mentioned how I adore Cha Tae Hyun. I liked Cha Tae Hyun from My Sassy Girl and eventually loved him more from watching the 2 Days 1 Night Korean variety show. He always seems to be the good guy that he actually is. I like his aura and watching him makes me feel comfortable and relaxed. He's like the feeling of when you get home and see your family. When you return to a place where you had a lot of great memories, you're not just happy, you also feel at home. He's that kind of person. Whatever role he takes on, it just makes the movie and the show extra special.

I honestly didn't watch all his movies yet so I was quite surprised to see him in the Hello, Ghost movie poster. The movie's quite old, but I didn't have second thoughts about hitting the play button since it's him.

Hello, Ghost is about a man who attempted to take his life a lot of times but to no success. He is always saved apparently. What a lucky guy! After so many attempts, he ended up seeing ghosts. These ghosts followed him everywhere. When he's already aware of the situation, that he's actually seeing ghosts, he visited a shaman who advised him that he has to fulfill their wishes to get rid of them.

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It may sound like a boring movie based on my summary, but it's not. Admittedly, I fell asleep in the first 30 minutes. I was like, "What is this movie?" So far, all the movies of Cha Tae Hyun were truly great. But I was wondering why this one was boring. I woke up after the power nap and decide to keep on watching. 

It was never my habit to check out the synopsis before watching. But unfortunately, my husband knew about this movie. He hinted that I will cry a lot towards the end. I pretended I did not hear him. But at the back of my mind, I was kind of anticipating that particular scene that will make me bawl.

Up until the last 30 minutes of the movie, there was nothing to cry about. I am starting to debate whether I made the right choice of choosing this movie to watch. Towards the end, while they were eating kimbap, I got choked by my tears that started coming out of my eyes. I was literally wailing. I can't describe what I felt. It felt lonely, happy, and heartbreaking at the same time that I continued crying for the next 10 minutes. 

It may be simple, you'll even wonder what they were doing. What were the writers thinking of while making this film? I'm telling you, it is not what it is. It will linger in your mind and heart for quite a bit before you finally move on. With this movie, the Korean entertainment industry once again showed their excellence in their craft. 

How could they come up with such a storyline? I was too shocked to feel "betrayed" at first. But anyway, this movie will make you feel thankful for the life you have and learn to live the life you love. 

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I won't disclose more details as I want you to watch it yourself. Expect to swim in a river of tears towards the end. Everything may not make sense in the beginning, but it will be surely worth your time. Be patient. 

Drop your comments if you've watched it. Did you bawl, too? ^^



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