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Monday, June 28, 2010

How to Keep My Love

2004 Korean movie that stars Kim Jung-eun as Hyun ju, a girl still madly in love with her boyfriend of seven years, So hoon (Kim Sang kyung).

Hyun ju works in the transportation department and eeks out an existence while her no-nonsense boyfriend in pest-control still manages to dazzle the ladies with his unassuming charm while picking cockroaches off a famous actress in a broken-down elevator.


Say whaat?

Ha Ha Ha

I don't know about the rest of the women of the world, but if a guy as ugly as a troll, or as fine as So Ji sub were to show me the disgusting bug he just removed from my back - I'd be on the floor in a dead heap so fast, it wouldn't be funny.

She just stood there, staring at him like she wanted to rip off his clothes and do him right there, cockroaches crawling around and all.


That hilarious scene aside - I thought this was a charming movie that went by rather quickly but said a lot about personality, character, and true love.

BTW - I may be the only person in the world who got this vibe - but, Kim Sang kyun reminded me a ton of Song Il gook - he even had the same sexy, deep voice.


The movie is about the guy bumping into the hot actress, she falls instantly in love and wants to steal him away from his 7-year girlfriend, so she moves in for the kill.

Meanwhile, the girlfriend thinks up a few, silly ways to confront the actress, she gets mad at her unfaithful boyfriend, and she tries to humiliate the actress when the boyfriend brings her to the apartment for a celebration.

He ends up telling her she needs to grow up and stop waiting for a marriage proposal, so she ends up in bed for ten days, loses her job, and then emerges as a new, determined woman.

She goes bunjee jumping first, and then she works super hard to get another job in an office with typical office bitches treating her like shit.

The guy, meanwhile, continues to work with bugs while wondering about the proposition of the actress to go with her to Hawaii.

His girlfriend and the actress finally meet to talk, and the girlfriend tells the actress to do whatever she intends to do.

She then meets with her boyfriend, tells him he is free to do as he pleases, and that she isn't looking to him for anything anymore - telling him she realized too late that since he was there for her when her papa died, that that was probably the reason why she clung to him as she had.

This was a cute, comedic endeavor I recommend if you need a pick-me-up or a reason to say 'Aw!'



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