#1 Korean RomCom Opens Today!

By Butterboom Writers  /  May 17, 2007

No, this is not an ad for Marie France.


What? Another week with no superheroes? Amazing! Well, it would seem the only wide release in Hong Kong this week is Korea’s 200 Pound Beauty starring Kim A-joon and Joo Jin-mo. I think you can pretty much guess what this movie is about by the title, but interestingly this is the all-time highest box office rated romantic comedy in Korea. Here is a review from LunaPark6:

If I had to describe this movie in only a few words, I would say that 200 Pounds Beauty is just a fun movie to watch. The story is simple, a woman who is overweight and unattractive, yet has a warm heart, becomes an almost perfect beauty via extensive plastic surgery. Most of the more amusing scenes are about how people treat her differently. Yet with this simple story, 200 Pounds Beauty has attracted more than 5 million viewers in Korea and the movie is still doing well at the box office.

And finally of course, the trailer so you can judge for yourself.

Next week – its all about the Pirates!


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