Flickin': My Sassy Girl 01 and 08

The first time I've watched My Sassy Girl in Korean, I was in college, in my teens, and was bawling like a baby after. Directed by Kwak Jae Yong, the movie is about a girl who's boyfriend died and dumped her grief to a guy who was just like him.

Okay, maybe that was harshly put.

The plot wasn't really common, because in this movie, the girl was absolutely nightmarish (making you drink something else in the resto etc., etc.) but still the guy stayed.

It was also a make-believe proof that if you really are destined with someone, then by all twist of events, you will end up with him.

This was back in 2001. Fast forward to 2008, Elisha Cuthbert and Jesse Bradford remakes a cult classic (directed by Yann Samuell), amongst generation Y, the girls who grew up reading Sweet Valley Twins and followed Dawson's Creek.

I was never really a fan of Asian movies that get remade into American versions, but this one almost comes up to par. Let me tell you why it's almost.

  1. While the original concept of the girl being very pretty but a drunkie, they did not retain one of the most crucial factors of the original version. The Korean guy was someone who wasn't ambitious, as opposed to Charlie Bello who was very driven and an Ivy Leaguer. Add to that the fact that Jesse Bradford was very swoon-worthy, especially compared to his Korean counterpart.
  2. That was also Pachebel's Canon that Elisha (Jordan Roark) played in her recital, right?
  3. The American version missed out on the funny ways that the guy had to avoid his mom's beatings.
  4. The American version didn't have them going to jail.
  5. It was both heartbreaking :((

Haha, yes I was crying after the movie. Like every rom-com, or love story, I was crying. The 10 rules never fails.

The 10 Rules:

1. Don’t ask her to be feminine
2. Don’t let her drink over three glasses
3. Drink coffee instead of Coke/Juice
4. If she hits you, act like it hurts. If it hurts, act like it doesn’t
5. On your 100th day together, give her a rose during her class
6. Make sure you learn fencing and squash
7. Be prepared to go to prison sometimes
8. If she says she’ll kill you, don’t take it lightly
9. If her feet hurt, exchange shoes with her
10. She likes to write. Encourage her.”

- My Sassy Girl

Now, if you'll excuse me I have to wipe smeared eye make up...