When I don't have any new episodes for Korean dramas to watch, I turn to Korean movies. My sister randomly sent the trailer of this movie asking for the title. Since I saw Sung Dong-il, I immediately Googled him and checked. Of course, I also watched it and here I am right now, sharing my thoughts about the movie.
Doo-seok or Seung-bo is a debt collector with his brother Jong-bae. While collecting debt from Myung-ja who was penniless at that time, Doo-seok took her child, Seung-yi as collateral. Eventually, the two became Seung-yi's guardian and they had a family-like bond.
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From the trailer I watched, I knew it'll be fun to watch, and at the same time, I also know that it will make me cry a river of tears. I can't say it's a light movie and it's not heavy as well. It's actually great for a Saturday night chill movie. It made me feel more thankful and value what I currently have in life.
Sung Dong-il is actually my second favorite actor next to Cha Seung-won. I knew from the get-go that it'll be a nice film since he was in it and my hunch wasn't wrong at all.
It was a great quality movie. It has a simple plot but since they acted out their characters so well, it made it irresistibly beautiful. Ha Ji Won was as great as ever. I wonder where she gets all the tears that come out from her eyes instantly. She's always amazing, no doubt!
Going back to the story, it revolved around how Doo-seok appeared to be a little hostile at first but turned into an angel later on. Well, we can't blame him. Anyone will instantly be mesmerized by how cute Seung-yi was. She is a smart, kind, and caring little child who doesn't let bad things that happened to her hinder how she will live her life. It's impressive. We should live like Seung-yi.
I also adore how Doo-seok and Jong-bae raised Seung-yi as their own child. It just shows how fathers can be as nourishing as mothers. This is actually a perfect movie to watch on Father's day! :)
The story became fast-paced in the middle. It just briefly showed how she grew up very well and how they happily lived till one day, Doo-seok got a call from Seung-yi's grandmother. I think this was the turning point.
I will never get used to the plots of Korean drama. When they're too happy, when everything goes well, suddenly, complications arise.
The most unforgettable scene for me was when Doo-seok brought Seung-yi to his real father. Seung-yi called Doo-seo and he started calling him "father" and said, "Why did you leave me here? Pick me up! Hurry!" And the other one was when Seung-yi and Jong-bae finally found Doo-seok in the hospital. I thought I can pretend I didn't cry, but I ended up having a runny nose from crying. LOL!
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Even I cried, it didn't feel heavy. Like I said, I felt grateful for what I have and I was in a surprisingly good mood. The director deserves recognition for this movie. It's amazing how he managed to execute it flawlessly. The actors and the actresses did a great job as well. Everything felt so natural without making me cringe. Kim Hee-won was also amazing! He's always great with his roles.
I didn't spoil much as I want people to watch it because it's like a hidden gem. It's a great watch with your family and friends. You shouldn't miss this one.
Share your thoughts in the comment section below if you've also watched it. ^^