13 March 2015 | ebossert
Another impressive effort from the land of great Rom Coms
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He willingly spent 18 years in the "friend zone", but a young man begins to have sultry feelings over his long-time friend (who is a girl). I'm a fan of Seung-gi Lee (Brilliant Legacy, The King 2Hearts, Gu Family Book, My Girlfriend Is A Nine-Tailed Fox) as well as the gorgeous Chae-won Moon (My Fair Lady, Brilliant Legacy). Both give energetic, admirable performances and have great chemistry. There is a constant presence of outside love interests from start to finish, which makes for good interaction as well as some tension. Characters are developed properly. The humor is mostly grounded and works well.
Another impressive effort from the land of great rom coms. This level of quality is what we've come to expect from South Korea. It's not quite as purely entertaining as "My Sassy Girl" (2001), "Couples" (2011), or "Castaway on the Moon" (2009), but it's damn good stuff. If a movie like this was made in the U.S., there would be an absurd amount of hype surrounding it.