Saturday, February 23, 2013

[KMovie] Petty Romance

Korean Movie
Romantic Comedy/ Rated 18+
118 Minutes/ 2010


An adult cartoon contest is announced offering a W130 million prize.
Da-Rim (Choi Gang-Hee) does translation work for an adult magazine. Da-Rim wants to become a writer. Due to her creativity, Da-Rim is always making mistakes and gets fired by company. Talented cartoonist Jung-Bae (Lee Sun-Kyun) is constantly turned down by publishing companies because of his poor story lines. The two, who seemed perfectly matched, team up for the adult cartoon contest. Trouble is set to brew.

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This movie was really cute. I loved the premise of an innocent inexperienced female lead having to bluff herself through writing an erotic story for her comic artist partner. It sets up the movie nicely for many of the cute and funny scenes. Da-Rim was too cute, but Jeung-Bae is the one who really stole my heart. I enjoyed watching the two interact on-screen as Jeung-Bae teased Da-Rim about her inexperience, she tried to bluff her way through, and he laughed out loud (his boisterous laugh was funny as hell). The romance built up really nicely, paced evenly throughout entire film. They didn't suddenly fall in love near the end, but gradually developed feelings for one another without even realizing. It was nice as a viewer to watch. The ending was also quite satisfying. Not only was it romantic and heartwarming, but also ridiculous and very funny, which characterizes both characters' personalities and their relationship. Overall, this is a definitely must see if you're in the mood for a quirky, fun, hilarious erotic romantic comedy! If anything, you're learn a new sexual position or the rhino or the baby elephant!

Available on Youtube with English subtitles:

The lead actress was also the lead in Protect the Boss, which I also really liked. It's another lighthearted and really funny drama series. Also worth checking out.

Have you watched Petty Romance already? What did you think of? Enjoyed as much as I did? Found it stupid, instead? Let me know in the comments. I love chatting!

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