high-school classmates, Su-ho (Cha Tae-hyun) and Su-eun (Song
Hye-gyo), know each other since middle school. Su-ho's grades
are nothing special and he's somewhat ordinary, but big-hearted.
Su-eun, on the contrary, is an object of adoration for all
the boys in her school. But the pretty Su-eun has a crush
on a boy... and that is Su-ho. Once she starts hanging out
with him, jealous stares and enraged fists of other boys greet
Su-ho but he is not aware of Su-eu’s love.
decides to confess her true feelings and leaves a voice message.
Su-ho, hearing her sweet confession, stays up the whole night.
Their love gradually begins to bloom. One day, with the complicity
of their friends, Su-eun and Su-ho go on a trip all by themselves.
During this trip, Su-ho and Su-eun realize that their first
love has become the most beautiful love of their lives. Then
Su-ho finds out something tragic about the girl he loves ...
movie with its beautiful cast and splendid photography that
captures the simple beauty of everything (the sea, the sun,
the green pastures), making every single thing ever so beautiful
but a great pity is its less engaging story-plot that was
unable to climax the movie.
Hye-gyo, the lead actress, who catapulted to fame as a leukemia-stricken
girl in her debut drama “Autumn Story”, is still
as lovely-sweet as she was in this movie. But those fans of
her might find it to be coincidental that she has selected
a similar character for her big-screen debut. Safe option
but not a wise move indeed. I’m sure her now fully-fledged
acting skill will be able to break through the confinements
of her leukemia-stricken role. In fact, those familiar with
her other Korean drama series know that she can also be a
Sassy girl too. Song Hye-gyo’s character, Su-eun, is
like a continuation of her previous role but this time, she
has carried it off with a growing tinge of maturity. Whenever
pale-ashen Su-eun is deep in thoughts of Su-ho or looks at
Su-ho affectionately with a sorrowful smile and tear-welled
eyes, it is irresistibly touching.
Tae-hyun, with his forever boyish looks continues to charm
the audience in his role as Su-ho. He does not look like abit
of his real age, 30s. He switches from a simple-minded, happy-go-lucky
chap to a sentimental guy who falls deeply in love with his
first love, Su-eun, though they are not destined to be together
the sunny blue skies with the marshmallow fluffy clouds, on
a cliff besides the sea, Su-eun and Su-ho have a wonderful
day. It seals the beginning and the nearing end of a tragically-doomed
“I” just passed away, my parents, friends and
Su-ho remember “me”. As more time goes, my parents,
less friends and Su-ho still remember me. But who will still
remember “me” if time furthers passes by? Su-ho,
“I” want you to remember “me” forever.
This is the promise that Su-eun wants Su-ho to make. It lets
one to selfishly wonder if be the one being left behind by
your love or to be the one by no choice to depart the world
first is better. Even those who are going to leave first,
are too scared that her/his absence will cause loved ones
to forget them one day in the long future.
is the gift that Su-eun will give to Su-ho, in the end, so
that he will be happy again? We’ll find out.
in Korean Dolby Digital 2.0. Good enough to bring out the
soundtrack and the dialogues. This is a sharp clean transfer.
Nothing really significant to complain about.
beautiful cast and splendid photography is enticing. Not enough
to save a lukewarm script though)
DVD RATING :
by Alicia Tee