Tagged: Romantic Comedy

Mini-Review: My Little Bride (2004) – A Fairy Tale About Arranged Marriage or a Pedo’s Wet Dream?

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Sang-min (Kim Rae-won) is a twenty-something college student and bit of a playboy (or douchebag depending on who you talk to). Bo-eun (Moon Geun-young) is an ordinary 15-year-old high school girl. One day, out of nowhere, Bo-eun’s grandfather announces that he hasn’t much to live and so it’s time to bring up an old promise he made to his father and his BFF. Basically, Bo-eun and Sang-min have to get married. Why? Because their Great-grandparents were war buddies and made this pact. The two kids don’t really like the idea at first, but then the old fart tricks them into agreeing. What happens next is pretty standard romantic comedy fare.  Continue reading

Mini-Review: Love in a Puff (2010) – A Hong Kong RomCom About Smoking, Texting and Falling in Love

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Cherie (Miriam Yeung) is a cosmetics sales girl at Sephora. During her breaks she meets up with a bunch of random people working in neighboring buildings to share a cigarette. Between puffs she meets Jimmy (Shawn Yue), an advertising executive, a couple years younger than her. In a matter of days and a bunch of texts, the two get know each other and fall in love and it’s all thanks to Hong Kong’s Smoking Ordinance which bans indoor smoking. How sweet is that? But aren’t things going a little bit too fast? And what about Cherie’s boyfriend? Continue reading