Sad Movie Review
The movie “Sad Movie” by director Jong-Kwan Kwon is a Korean movie that portrays four different stories. This movie gives the audience a glimpse of contemporary Korean life and also it makes it easy to relate to the characters because each one of them represents the emotions that we all feel; love, sadness, happiness, disappointment, frustration, and anger are some of the emotions that this movie explores. The first story is about this mute girl who falls in love with a street artist and uses her job, as an amusement park character, to interact with him. The second story is about the sister of the mute girl, who is frustrated by her boyfriend who fails to propose marriage to her because he is waiting for the perfect moment. The third story is about a mother and child relationship that seems very dysfunctional due to the mother always working and the child feeling neglected. The last story is about a guy who after experiencing heartbreak decides to open his own business as a messenger of bad news (people who wants to break up, but do not want to do it themselves). All of the stories progress to sad endings and even though the movie could be a comedy, it has a sad ending that makes brings enough drama to make it more realistic and a great example of the human condition. I think this movie will be great for older students and to observe contemporary Korean values.