200 Pounds Beauty, 200 Pounds Good Movie
200 Pounds Beauty, a Korean film that gross to $45,000,000 with a budget of $4,000,000.
Probably not new in the silver screen but will always be whenever I watch this film again and again.
The manga-based movie was compelling, moving — it touches us beyond our eyes could see. Well, at this time of era, it’s not new that what matters most is the inner beauty and in this time of era, we just place that idea somewhere in the back rooms of our mind never really put to realization its real meaning. Sounds right? No, we defy denial.
SYNOPSIS. Han-na (Kim Ah-jung) is an overweight phone sex employee and a secret vocalist for Ammy, a famous pop singer. Han-na all do her job: sing behind the stage during concerts, record her albums, etc. One day, Ammy ungratefully humiliated Han-na in front of the music company’s director Sang-jun (Ju Jin-mo) during his birthday, who well know Han-na had a secret crush on him. While crying inside the bathroom, Han-na overheard Sang-jun telling Ammy to be good with her since they can’t afford to lose her. Heartbroken and desperate, Han-na attempted suicide but was interrupted when one of her employee, who happens to be a professional plastic surgeon, calls. She convinced him to have a head-to-toe plastic surgery. The surgeon didn’t agreed at first but Han-na blackmailed him that she’ll tell her wife about their intimate phone sex. And not only that, she opened up her speech saying it’s not merely for her to look beautiful but all for the sake of love and to boost her confidence. And so…
… am I gonna tell it all or are you gonna watch the film?
MY SAY. Why am I not surprised when this low budget film gross its way to $45M. It was good movie and when I say it’s moving, yeah, it really does move you to tears (especially to those who can relate, I’m not giving you an idea that I’m fat — no offense to those). But though the movie has a strong punchline, it didn’t, I think, seem to inculcate its real message to the viewers. Why we still go first on good appearances, human nature I guess. So sit back and just enjoy the concerts!
PS: Love this song! 🙂