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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, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Gamunui yeonggwang (Marrying the Mafia)

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

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
Top Critic

An engaging romantic farce with classic screwball overtones, offset by particularly vicious scenes of gangland violence.

March 25, 2005
Seattle Times
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

Audience Reviews for Gamunui yeonggwang (Marrying the Mafia)


Way too melodramatic and slapstick, also really strange for a romantic comedy. The story doesn't really make sense, especially from a character standpoint which the movie doesn't ever pause to consider for a moment. The romantic elements also don't work at all because there's no actual characters interacting.

Matt Heiser
Matt Heiser

Hilarious and fun.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

thot it's full on with violent but it's a beri lomantic movie too... and so freakin funny (somehow i found korean movies are just funny even though it's not funny but it's funny to me anyways.. heuaiauhuehaa.. ) It's a bit similar type of movie "My Wife is a gangster" sorta thing.. When ciivil marrying gangster is always be a fun story to watch.. :) love it!

Vianti Maharini
Vianti Maharini

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