Movie Review: Seducing Mr. Perfect.

5 06 2007

Starring: Uhm Jung Hwa, Daniel Henney.
Rating: I don’t know.
Grade: B

Min-joon (Uhm Jung-hwa) is a believer in true love and always very dedicated to her current boyfriend. However, men always break up with her – her latest boyfriend ends their relationship on her birthday. Distracted by the latest break-up, she bumps into a car and a man steps out of it – who turns out to be her new boss, Robin Heiden (Daniel Henney). Heiden has very clear ideas about a relationship and love: both are a game of power and Min-Joon seeks advice from him, as she doesn’t want to get dumped again. However, when she starts to treat men like Heiden treats women, she realizes that she prefers her older behaviour, even if that means that she gets dumped again; she doesn’t see love as a game of power and never will. Heiden, who has to deal with his own heartbreak, as he loved a woman so much that she had to shoot him to get the message across that she wasn’t interested in him, starts to soften at Min-joon’s attitude towards life. He eventually falls in love with her and both get into a real relationship and a happy ending of their own.

Alright, so this weekend this movie was playing and I sat down to watch it, it’s not a porno, I swear but what caught my attention was the girl that played Min June. Oh holy wow this girl was frickin’ crazy. She keeps getting dumped by all of her boyfriends, she’s basically a pathetic, push over that lets the men in her life run all over her. They can be total jerk offs and she’ll take them back because she doesn’t have any self respect or pride. Everything she has, she gives freely to the men in her life.

Then she meets her new boss, Robin Heiden and he becomes her mentor. He is nothing but an asshole to her and though in the beginning it annoys, you can tell that he’s telling her what she needs to hear and not what she wants to hear. Because, everything she does is wrong and she’s always getting dumped because she smotheres and hovers and Robin sets her straight on all of that. I can forgive him anything because he was hella fine. He sets about turning her into someone who doesn’t take anyone’s crap and helping her find her worth.

And of course, as they spend more time with each other and she tries to win him over (to prove that she could) and he stays firmly NOT INTERESTED (or so we think), they start to get closer and closer until you are just wishing and hoping that they’d hurry up and realize that they’re perfect for each other.

I’ve got to tell you though that I loved the whole twist this movie did where June’s character was concerned. I mean, she did learn to stand up for herself and she did learn all those things that Robin wanted to teach her but I loved how she liked and missed her old self. She didn’t think that there was anything wrong with the person she was before, open and honest. I mean, why shouldn’t she care about her loved ones? Why should she manipulate everyone around her just so that she doesn’t lose any of her self respect? And why does her caring enough to worry about her boyfriends and loving them enough to want to spend money on them and take care of them, why does that have to be a bad thing? Why can’t she just be honest with everything and her love.

Maybe she doesn’t have to change herself but change the men that she falls in love with because someone who loved her completely would accept her with all of her flaws, right?

I loved that that was the main concept behind June’s whole makeover. I loved how embarrassed I got where she was concerned and I loved how she was okay in her own skin and okay with how everyone perceived her because she was happy with herself and she was honest enough to admit that she was mess up.

I loved the chemistry between Robin and June. June in all of her quirky, free spirited ways and Robin in his perfect serious attitude. I loved that June brought out a lighter and funner side to Robin and the things she got into while trying to prove a point to him, just had me crackin’ the hell up. She was fearless in making herself look stupid and though I cringed when I knew something was going to hit the fan, she never failed to entertain me.

And I really felt for June’s character. Even though she spoke little English, I felt her heartbreak, love is a universal language and I didn’t need to understand what she was saying to hurt for her character, she did a wonderful job of acting in this role and I really do want to check out more of her movies. She was very pretty too.

My favorite part of the whole movie was the ending, it’s not a traditional ending but a light and fluffy one, one that was totally unexpected and yet so funny that I was like, oh okay these Asians are a funny bunch.

I really loved this movie and ya’ll should check it out if you guys want something to make you laugh but isn’t too serious. Great movie! Check out all of these pictures from the movie, I hella loved me some Daniel Henney.

Doesn’t it make you want to go and watch the movie now? I’m telling you, Danny boy look GOOD!