Minyeo-neun goerowo (200 Pounds Beauty) Reviews
i lov this movie also b/c it tells u to be jus who u r and dont change b/c u dont lik urself.. theres bound to be som1 there for u ^^
I may include spoilers - consider them time-savers...
Problems with the film? Well, for starters - she's 200 pounds and yet 3 people can't lift her and she smashes through wood floors. My girlfriend can lift me and I weigh about 200 pounds. I've also never fallen through the floor because I'm so heavy. Another issue I have is that she has all this surgery and comes out looking perfect without a scar - I've watched both seasons of The Swan and in every single case - the women work out daily and no matter how much you work out or have fat sucked out - you will never look like a pencil-thin hottie. Speaking of food - this girl is never shown eating anything - her appetite is barely mentioned.
She also acts like a complete retard when she's fat - so I suppose when you're fat you are also an idiot. When she's skinny, her actions become cute. The moral of the story becomes how she wished she was the ugly fat girl again and everyone loves her even more than before. It's irritating... it's so easy to say you want to be this fat ugly girl when you're skinny and hot I suppose.
I also didn't like the main guy in this - he was a complete prick the entire movie and they don't even end up together anyway. And finally, at about two hours and ten minutes, this film is 45 minutes too long. It's an insipid romantic comedy, not an Ben Hur... and to top it off, they left more holes than swiss cheese... they failed to wrap up half the characters.
The comedy - there was some and it dragged a few chuckles out of me here and there. Not as funny as other asian fat-suit films - there are plenty - but amusing. The music was nice if you like that type of music... k-pop and mostly american pop covers.
This film is a bit of fun, but far too long and you really have to check your brain at the door. Love on a Diet is a much better film and not really comparable aside from a skinny asian girl in a fat suit. This film is more like some really stupid romantic comedy starring Lindsay Lohan Hollywood would shovel at us.
I'm amazed this thing has 4 stars... well, production values are high and I'm sure I'm being too picky about this one... there's a bit of fun to be had here I guess. It's still a bad movie though.
Kim Ah-Joong portrays Hanna, an overweight phone sex operator/ghost singer for pop sensation Ammy. Ah-Joong expertly balances her sexiness with innocent awkwardness, making her character all the more endearing. And Sang-Jun (Joo Jin-Mo), the pop star's producer/Hanna's crush, somehow manages to go from insensitive antagonist to sensitive protagonist smoothly.
The plot itself, adapted from a Japanese manga, is nothing new, but its resolution is a fresh twist. After being spoiled by the typical pristine wrap-ups of Hollywood flicks, the ending of 200 Pounds Beauty is not neat and clean as you might expect, lending a true sense of reality to the plot and further exposing Hollywood as a stale formulaic money machine.
Now, for girls... it's an emotional story dealing with image-consciousness and self-esteem as something we can relate to. My only complaints are that it drags on a bit, and some parts are fairly predictable. But overall, it's a good romantic comedy you can laugh, cry, and have a 'girl's night in' over.
At first i thought it was a rip off Shallow Hal or at least it would be a usual cliched romcom, instead i found a real message through a simple and lighthearted plot. Yes, i know it has few silly moments, but we can overlook them as the whole experience of this feel-good movie is worth watching.
Kim Ah Jung-in her first role-fits the role of the cute Hanna and the beautiful Jenny perfectly. yet she did all the songs by herself. yet she did all the songs-performed by Hanna-by herself despite not being a singer.
I like all the songs. my favourite is Maria, which is originally by Blondie. Actually the songs topped the Korean charts at that year.
"200 pounds beauty" was a super hit and won many awards and nominations including best actress and best film, so watch it. it is really a sweet one.