Review: A Millionaire’s First Love [2006]

Director: Kim Tae-kyun
Cast: Hyun Bin, Lee Youn-hee
Runtime: 116 mins.

Plot: (from tour 2 korea)
Jae-kyung is a high school senior but he skips school often. Once he turns nineteen years old, he is going to be a millionaire. However, the day before he inherit the fortune, his family lawyer tells him about the will from his deceased grandfather. It is specified that he can inherit the fortune only if he graduates from Boram High School, which is located in the countryside. He has no choice but to go there. Life changes a lot for him at Boram High School. He can’t use his credit card or even drive his sports car!

Meanwhile, as Jae-Gyeong attends this school, he meets Eun-hwan. She is different from the other people living in the country and seems to have some kind of secret. Jae-Gyeong starts to change his attitude, and Eun-hwan’s secret is about to be revealed.

I Say…
-It’s a good movie, but sad. The illness Eun-hwan has is somewhat new to me…
– The actress who played Cho Eun-hwan, looks like a Japanese girl, don’t you think?
-Hyun Bin is loved by the camera. I think that his character in Kim Sam Soon helped him a lot, because they’re somehow similar.
-A Millionaire’s First Love is another Korean melodrama that has the comedic beginning and bitter ending. But it’s not as typical as the Korean dramas we have in mind.
-The only thing I didn’t like in the movie was the beginning. It somehow confused me why the girl just appeared before the woman and before Kyung Jae in the hotel. It was explained in the process though.
– The shots were perfect, and the scene I love the most is the one when they are blowing the flowers and it flew in the air… it’s so romantic!

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