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Gamunui yeonggwang (Marrying the Mafia) (2002)

Gamunui yeonggwang (Marrying the Mafia) (2002)

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A fish-out-of-water gangster comedy featuring two of Korea's hottest young stars, Gamunui Yeonggwang (aka Marrying the Mafia) weaves a humorous tale of chance meeting and bizarre circumstance. Waking up one morning next to the beautiful Jang Jin-kyeong (Kim Jeong-eun) without any recollection of how he got there, hotshot young lawyer Park Dae-seo (Jeong Jun-ho) learns to his horror that his newfound bedmate is the daughter of a notorious mob kingpin (Park Geun-hyeong). As her protective older brother In-tae (Yu Dong-geun) insists that Park marry Jang in order to maintain his honor, it's soon revealed that In-tae has schemed to improve his family name by forcing the up-and-coming lawyer to marry his sister. Though the new couple seems to get along regardless of their odd circumstances, their romance is quickly challenged by Park's longtime girlfriend, Yu-jin (Lee Seo-yeon), who has no intentions of letting her man go so easily. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
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Written By: Heung-sun Jeong
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On DVD: Jul 26, 2005
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It's a comedy that tries too hard to be funny, therefore it isn't. It has a plot that tries too hard to be crazy and off the wall, so it isn't that either.

Full Review… | April 8, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
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An engaging romantic farce with classic screwball overtones, offset by particularly vicious scenes of gangland violence.

Full Review… | March 25, 2005
Seattle Times
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Full Review… | July 1, 2009
Top Critic

The unusual cultural details add a little color to the usual romantic turbulence, but it's otherwise as rote as its American counterparts.

Full Review… | March 24, 2005
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

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Hilarious and fun.

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