Starring: Uhm Jung-Hwa, Hwang Jeong-Min, Im Chang-Jeong
Director: Min Gyu-Dong
Studio: CJ Entertainment
About This DVD
"Let’s make a Korean version of ‘Love Actually. What sort of love stories should we bring together? Wouldn’t it be fun to have a man and a woman who are mutual enemies end up falling in love?"
Since the economy is so bad these days, a story about a couple keeping their love alive in the face of poverty would appeal to many. Let’s balance out the generations by including a romance between middle-aged lovers. But romantic love isn’t the only kind of love there is.
Right, let’s portray inter-generational love between an unwed mother and her daughter.
The film weaves together six different love stories over a one-week period. A love-hate relationship between hapless old bachelor Detective Nah (Hwang Jeong-min) and divorced psychiatrist Yu-jeong (Eom Jeong-hwa); a love that perseveres through poverty between Chang-hu (Im Chang-jeong) and Seon-ae (Seo Yeong-hi); an inter-generational love between immature bachelor Seong-won (Kim Su-ro) and a precocious six-year-old (Kim Yu-jeong); a precarious romance between nun-in-training Su-gyeong (Yun Jin-seo) and singer Jeong-hun (Jeong Gyeong-ho);
A December romance between middle-aged theater owner Gwak (Ju Heon) and chronically vain Oh (Oh Mi-hi); and the forbidden love between lonely divorce Jo (Cheon Ho-jin) and his male housekeeper (Kim Tae-hyeon). These are the romantic pieces that come together to complete the film’s larger mosaic of love.
Hwang Jeong-min’s Laugh-Out-Loud Dialect and Eom Jeong-hwa’s All-Out Acting?
Hwang Jeong-min is now at the peak of his craft. His Gyeongsang provincial dialect in this film will have you clutching your stomach in laughter. And the audience always appreciates Eom Jeong-hwa’s selfless immersion in her roles. Yun Jin-seo, whose character drools all over her lover’s cheek, is a master at portraying "mad love." But Im Chang-jeong’s tearjerker storyline of "love and hope in the face of poverty" is becoming a bit stale.
"The Best Week of My Life" is the second full-length feature by director Min Gyu-dong, who helmed "Horror at a Girls’ School II."
|Audio Format:||DD 5.1, DD 2.0|
|Video Format:||Widescreen 1.85:1 (Anamrophic)|
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