Nyaff 09 Review: Crush And Blush (Review Two)

[Our thanks to Charles Webb for the following review.]

It takes a bold actress to take a part like the one starlet Hyo-jin Kong inhabits in the wonderful Crush and Blush. It’s not just an “ugly” role because the actress is barely recognizable under makeup and a series of ticks and twitches. Her character Mi-sook Yang is profoundly unattractive because she has transformed herself over the years into a person who is so ground down by failure and disappointment that she insists to the world that being number 1 (and therefore success) is for suckers. And still, I wanted to spend a couple of hours with this character.

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