My Sassy Girl

I watched My Sassy Girl for the first time about two years ago, but the other night it was still as rewarding, sad, entertaining, funny and mindblowingly well put together even though it was my fifth time watching it.

The movie is based on a series of true storied posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his unusual relationship with his girlfriend and these were later made into a best-selling book.

One day Kyun-woo, a naive college student sees a girl (her name isn’t mentioned throughout the entire movie) who is drunk. He saves her from the train as she stands too close. Inside the train she throws up on an old man and also managed to call Kyun-woo “honey”, which forces him to help her out. This is where their relationship takes off and he realizes that this girl is quite different from other girls. When she says “Wanna die?” it’s not nearly as bas it sounds and that’s not all he has to deal with, she also hits him a lot of times, but he has taken upon himself to cure her sorrow.

My Sassy Girl is my favorite movie along with Battle Royale and Windstruck (which some refer to as My Sassy Girl 2 although I wouldn’t, but yet I always watch that after I watch My Sassy Girl) and I’m pretty excited, well nervous maybe, about the Hollywood remake coming next year. I know it won’t be as good, but I still hope they do it justice. I’m gonna see it no matter what.

A hare-brained sassafras of a romance, it was the second highest grosser of 2001 (accumulating more box office loot than SHREK, HARRY POTTER or LORD OF THE RINGS), mostly based on the appeal of the two actors at its sweet n’ breezy core. Cha Tae-Hyun won “Best New Actor” at this year’s Korean Oscars (the Chongryoung Awards) and Jeon Ji-Hyun, who has appeared in only three films, has no less than 75 internet sites devoted to worshipping her full time.


The film was extremely successful in South Korea. When My Sassy Girl was released throughout East Asia, it became a mega blockbuster hit in the entire region, from Japan to China to Taiwan to Philippines to Hong Kong to Singapore to Vietnam, to the point where it was drawing comparisons to Titanic. Through positive word-of-mouth, the movie eventually became one of the most popular South Korean films among Asian-Americans in the United States. An American remake (directed by Gurinder Chadha) will be released in 2007.


As the film opens we are introduced to Kyun-woo, a kind-hearted but at times naive college student who seems to keep getting into trouble. On his way home one night he encounters a beautiful but completely smashed young woman who causes a scene in the subway, calls him “honey”, and then passes out. With the eyes of the other subway passengers upon him, he has little choice but to take responsibility for her. Thus begins his relationship with the at-times charming, at-times violent damsel who steals his heart.
Much of the film is structured around the bizarre antics of Kyun-woo’s newfound girlfriend. After she passes out yet again, Kyun-woo looks at her blissful face and promises to himself that he will save her, and right whatever it is that troubles her. This proves to be much more of a challenge than he expects.






Here’s a fanmade music video I really like:

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COMMENTS

Leeloo:

I found your site by any chance, looking for kamikaze girls’s photos and I was captivated by your movies’ critics.
I live in France and I’m a Japan addict, but Asian movies are not very sucessful and it’s difficult to find them (and I don’t understand very well your links).
I still sucess to find My Sassy Girl, and to tell the truth, this movie is really amazing !
I do love it, I advocate it to anybody who is a little bit romantic.
Thanx a lot

alex:

well i havent seen this movie but it looks like a good one but i was wondering if you know where i can buy these kinds of movie-like i went to the store and i saw suicide club in stores but thats it and also just so you know there is a part 2 coming up vevry soon-or maybe it’s already out….?

Dennis:

It IS very good and you can buy it here:

http://us.yesasia.com/en/PrdDept.aspx/code-k/section-videos/pid-1004101547/

And do you mean part 2 of Suicide Club or My Sassy Girl.. if you mean Suicide Club then, yeah, I know about it and have uploaded the trailer a while ago here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMFgXQ6icIU

alex:

yeah i meant suicide club and thanks for the link and i really like the stuff you post keep up the good work!^__^

Marisa:

Hm, ved godt det er lang tid siden du har skrevet om den her film, men kan faktisk ikke huske om du har den? Hvis du har, kan vi så ikke se den sammen en dag? Har set de billeder som er herinde - ser da ok ud hehe :)Og ved også godt jeg vist har spurgt lidt til den:P

Dennis:

Ok, vil jeg rigtig gerne, skat. Kunne være hyggeligt :-)

LoLo:

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onelah:

it’s vry thrilled and i love it so much..

warsen lakas:

This is the best movie ever, I just recently broken up with my ex-GF (for 5yrs). If we have watched this together we may have repaired the damage. This movie rocks. Highly recommended.

weng:

Hi there! Great site it’s also my favorite! I love this movie! please send me a video just like yours..:) thanks

nestor:

super good

devilnam:

This movie is the first romantic-comedy movie, that I love. To be honest, I’ve never had a girlfriend…………..

İSİK CEVAHİR:

hello ms korea l like see you l am from turkey happy day goodbye

isikcevahir:

hello ms south korean girl I am passinate, cheerful, and love to smile and laugh alot. Also, I am pretty easy-going, relaxed. Well, at first I am pretty shy, but when you see me, you’ll able to know who I am from turkey istanbul l like see you and cheerful day my name isikcevahir my E mail gul24cevahir@hotmail.com goodbye

o0o..Princess..o0o:

LOVE THE MOVIE!! THE BEST KOREAN MOVIE EVER!! 200 pounds beauty comes in second!! but SASSY EVER!!!! could i please download this music video its great!! THNX!!! SASSY GIRL 4 EVER!!

kaka:

you are really pretty and adorable

cherry anne:

wow! it was really cool…really it was!
i love this movie so much!promise

pareng cathy!:

whoooohh! guys, chat tayo about this movie! gustong-gusto ko kasing mapanoon to’ eh!
i’ve heard a lot of things about this kaya gusto ko syang mapanoond….
ang damot kasi ni kowkeiy…ung classmate ko nung highschool sa kolehiyo de canlubang….
sana may makabasa nito!!!!!

isik:

hello my love ms south korean girl Love is the One who masters all things;
I am mastered totally by Love.
By my passion of love for Love
I have ground sweet as sugar.
O furious Wind, I am only a straw before you;
How could I know where I will be blown next?
Whoever claims to have made a pact with Destiny
Reveals himself a liar and a fool;
What is any of us but a straw in a storm?
How could anyone make a pact with a hurricane?
God is working everywhere his massive Resurrection;
How can we pretend to act on our own?
In the hand of Love I am like a cat in a sack;
Sometimes Love hoists me into the air,
Sometimes Love flings me into the air,
Love swings me round and round His head;
I have no peace, in this world or any other.
The lovers of God have fallen in a furious river;
They have surrendered themselves to Love’s commands.
Like mill wheels they turn, day and night, day and night,
Constantly turning and turning, and crying out.
The lover’s food is the love of the bread;
no bread need be at hand:
no one who is sincere in his love is a slave to existence.
Lovers have nothing to do with with with existence;
lovers have the interest without the capital.
Without wings they fly around the world;
without hands they carry the polo ball off the field.
That dervish who caught the scent of Reality
used to weave basket even though his hand had been cut off.
Lover have pitched their tents in nonexistence:
they are of one quality and one essence, as nonexistence is.All my warm kisses you ms south korean girl
give to me you Email my Email isikdavet@hotmail.com happy day your isik

Dennis:

How do you guys feel about the trailer for the US remake of My Sassy Girl?

http://blog.juno3.com/2008/03/29/my-sassy-girl-remake-trailer/

(Man, I really need to watch this movie again…)

Lee:

Hi what are u doing all the time i want to be ur friends i so all ur movies.

juztmine:

the first i wacthed this movie i really addicted to korean and taiwan movie…i loved the soundtrack of this film,,,,i remembered the long lost of my love….

girlie:

the movie was very great ..
i hope it will have a part 2..

E...:

This movie is very nice I just finished watching it (25-12-08)

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juztmine:

if u want to see some good korean,,,,theres alot ….try windstruck,meteor garden,stairway to heaven, my crazy firstlove……..you fall in love

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MOna:

,it’s very nice,4 me it’z d bez mOvie i’ve bin watch 4 d rest of my lyf

rolkhai:

greatest movie talaga!..i love it! i can relate!:(

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deepika:

i love this film..when i watch it i am always crying

dennis:

ng napanuod qoh 2ng pLabas n 2 ang buhay qoh ay ng bago wLa aqng hiLig dati sa mga girL pero ng napanuod qoh ang story n 2 unti unti aqng n inLove sLamat sa daLawang taO n gumanap sa story n 2 sana nxt movie uLit ahhh ty my-sassy-girl kundi dhiL sa inyO pa2Loy p rn aqng magiging manhid nd qoh p rn mapipiL qng panu ma inLove Love u ^_^

juztmine22:

i really like that movie,,,,,,even the soundtrack —i believe……..when ecer i hear this song i feel i having a perfect love even its not

juztmine22:

you must try to ———————windstruck, same girl…………i told you…..if u cry here……u cry much in this movie

sailendra:

i really liked watching this movie…………….iam great fan of jun jhi…………………………….

sailendra:

i really liked watching this movie…………….iam great fan of jun jhi…………………………….and iam never bored even when i watch this
movie often……………thank u

juztmine:

ask of now i still colecting korean movie,even taiwanese,chinese…..its really great….i dream one guy come along to me…..dreamdate in yacth….and…now i found him……its like korean movie so romantic

angelo:

this is my favorite movie

hazel may duran:

so funny story..

Khei Delos Reyes:

Grabe.. This movie? It was so funny..i cant imagine that a drama film can also be a comedy otherwise. It was one of a heart-touching movie ive ever watch! Love is really existing.. Gus2 ku sana makakuha ng tagalog version n2 aha.. Tnx!

ali:

i love song il gook justttttttttttttt

mamad:

very good

mamad:

good

erwin:

” i lov merna “ask of now i still colecting korean movie,even taiwanese,chinese…..its really great….i dream one guy come along to me…..dreamdate in yacth….and…now i found him……its like korean movie so romantic

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Sajan:

This is the 1st korean film i have watched and it was totally awsome.

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