Penny Pinchers (Ti-kkeul-mo-a Ro-maen-seu) (2011) - Rotten Tomatoes

Penny Pinchers (Ti-kkeul-mo-a Ro-maen-seu) (2011)





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Ji-woong is a loser. He can't find a job, lies to his mom for money, and fails in the bedroom for want of 50 won. He may not have much to show for himself, but at least he's a good talker! But one day his mom abruptly cuts off the money tap

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Song Joong-Ki
as Ji-woong
Han Ye-seul
as Hong-sil

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Another South Korean romantic comedy that didn't quite do it for me, but I feel that it's better than the usual fare. I have no idea what it was, but I didn't dislike this movie as much as I would've otherwise. I think the problem is that there's a whole lot of nothing happening for much of the movie. None of it is ever bad or terribly offensive, and the movie is never as funny as it thinks it is. Of course, like a lot of Korean movies, it gets weepy at the end but it's never as manipulative as it could've been. The leads are likable enough, minus a few exceptions near the end when the girl starts acting absolutely irrationally, but I mean all these Korean romantic comedies have likable leads so it's not like that sets it apart or anything. And it's not like their chemistry is so out of this world that it makes up for the movie not being particularly funny and really being kind of boring. So while this movie wasn't as bad as I was expecting, and really I've only seen one Korean romantic comedy that I thought was really bad, it simply doesn't do anything that you haven't seen done better elsewhere.

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