Blog / LOVE FICTION: A Review
Thursday, 25 April 2013 at 18:05
I am a personal fan of romantic comedy films, I enjoy watching it not because I am a hopeless romantic but rather I enjoy the lightness of that kind of film. No heavy dramas, something that can make you laugh and will give you good vibes afterwards. But not all romantic comedy films are good. Oftentimes you will find it a bit cliché, same old boy meets girl and happy endings. Those factors are the things that can discourage you from watching one. The things that can make you go and watch the movie are the humor that comes along with it. It may be typical at some point but how the movie is presented and the phases of it are plotted can satisfy ones fussy taste.
Love fiction is another romantic comedy film. The story goes like this. A writer meets an attractive woman and falls in love on first sight. Will there love last? Ku Joo-Wol (Ha Jung-Woo) is a writer and a part-time as a bartender. He’s currently working on his second novel, but stuck with a bout of writer’s block. Joo-Wol then accompanies the president of his publishing company to Berlin on a business trip as a translator. On his last day in Berlin, Joo-Wool attends a party for movie industry insiders. Joo-Wool, bored with the party, steps outside to smoke a cigarette. A woman named Hee-Jin (Kong Hyo-Jin) then walks next to him and smokes a cigarette. Joo-Wol falls in love on first sight. Back in Seoul, Hee-Jin finds a letter and a flower basket awaiting for her on her desk. Hee-Jin reads the letter from Joo-Wol and finds it funny. Meanwhile, Joo-Wol waits and waits for her phone call. Finally, Joo-Wol gets the phone call from Hee-Jin. The soon-to-be couple will meet for the second time…
The thing I love about this film is definitely not the later part of the movie. What is likable in the movie are the characters and how they evolved in the movie. The later part of it was another typical story that actually had not given justice to the whole movie, despite of it the movie is still fun to watch.
The humor was actually good, the story may be typical but the humor was not. But eventually the film got to safe and melodramatic. You will get hooked on the first half of the film but you will find yourself over bored on the later parts but still it wouldn’t reach the point that you will stop watching in. Over the entire movie was good but not good enough.
Another thing that is good in this film is it portrays a relationship in a very realistic way. We see the couple through meeting, then honey-moon phase, and then the moments where that little red thread starts loosening, bit by bit. It may sound, again cliché but a story that definitely everyone will be able to relate. But in all fairness to this film, if you wanted to laugh, this film will definitely make you. Who wouldn’t laugh at a gorgeous girl with hair on her armpit, right?