Jopog Manura, (My Wife is a Gangster)

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South Korean filmmaker Jo Jin-gyu directs the action blockbuster Jopok Manura (My Wife Is a Gangster), which earned nearly 30 million dollars at the box office by 2001. Shin Eun-gyeong stars as tough tomboy gang boss Cha Eun-jin. She agrees to settle down and get married in order to appease her dying sister. After some comical sensitivity training, she marries nerdy Kang Su-il (Park Sang-myeon) and gets busy making a baby. Meanwhile, she fights a rival gang with the assistance of her loyal deputy and team of thugs. My Wife Is a Gangster was shown at the Pusan Film Festival in 2001. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi


Critic Reviews for Jopog Manura, (My Wife is a Gangster)

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  • Easily could have been an irritating mess, but Cho balances many genres to create an unusual, hilarious, and memorable movie for the men and women folk...

    Apr 29, 2009 | Full Review…
  • There are scenes in [it] that would technically make it a gross-out comedy, but they're delivered with enough panache so that somewhat seedy label doesn't seem applicable.

    Aug 25, 2002 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jopog Manura, (My Wife is a Gangster)

SIlly but watchable gangster girl / mismatched couple comedy film.

Lesley N
Lesley N

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humorous and engaging tale; nice balance between story and action; well fleshed-out characters..this movie entertains, as does the two that came out afterwards. Enjoyable watch..

alan jay
alan jay

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My Wife is a Gangster is unique blend of different genres: action, comedy, and drama. It's main focus is on comedy, so don't see this movie thinking it is wall to wall action. It does have a couple of great fight scenes - one in the rain, one in a field of tall grass, and one in the rival gang's hideout. The action choreography and camera work is done superbly, very stylish. The movie has some great comedy and also has some drama thrown in, which is done to great effect. Overall, this movie works and is unique in it's own right.

Steven Vincent Gee
Steven Vincent Gee

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Great combination of action, drama and comedy. This falls into the category of movies you wish there were more of.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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