TODAY’S NEW RELEASE: 200 POUNDS BEAUTY
What a TRULY fantastic comedic gem this flick is! I cannot recall the last time I laughed so hard and felt so charmed by a romantic comedy. Written and directed by Kim Yong-hwa “200 Pounds Beauty” was a critical and commercial success when released in 2006. This film received countless nominations including Best Cinematography, Best Music and an award for Best Actress for Kim Ah-joong at the 2007 Grand Bell Awards. Kim Ah-joong also did all of her own singing in the film and her voice is quite amazing. The tale is that of Hanna, an overweight and insecure woman who is a part-time ghost singer and part-time phone sex worker. After careful thought and plenty of self-loathing, Hanna decides to have a complete plastic surgery overhaul. Unfortunately, this physical metamorphosis eventually changes her on the inside as well. Caught in her own web of lies and trying, albeit unsuccessfully, to hide her true identity, Hanna eventually can no longer handle the pressure of her “new” self. Yet what makes this film so completely different from the run-of-the-mill romantic comedy, are all of the unexpected and delightful laughs along the way. The comedic timing in this film is genius. Period. TRULY a fairy-tale story, a Cinderella-esque movie, “200 Pounds Beauty” is about making your deepest dreams come true, by being exactly who you are.
- Director(s) Yong-hwa Kim
- Starring Ah-jung Kim, Jin-mo Ju
- Language(s) Korean
- Subtitle(s) English