Tuesday, June 05, 2007

200 Pounds Beauty


First question, do you like to watch Korean Drama/Movies? If yes is da answer, I suggest that you should watch "200 Pounds Beauty". If I am not mistaken, some of da Cinemas has already started showing this movie and for your information, I caught this movie back at home. Yeaps, dvd and watched it all alone in da middle of da night. Da story line is so soooooooo touching that I cried non-stop, sobbed non-stop.. oh my god, I cry like I've never cried before okay :'(

Wanna know more?

Check out da plot here.....

Source from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200_Pounds_Beauty

Hanna is an overweight phone sex employee as well as lip sync vocalist for Ammy, a famous Korean pop singer. Instead of being famous for her own amazing vocal talent, Hanna hides behind Ammy's performance stage and sings during Ammy's concerts, as well as recording all of Ammy's CD's. One day, Ammy humiliates her in front of the music company's director Sang-Jun during his birthday party, knowing well that Hanna is in love with him. While crying in the bathroom, Hanna overhears Sang-Jun telling Ammy that they must be kind to Hanna because although she is fat and ugly, she can sing, and if Ammy does not want to go back to being a back-up dancer, she should be nicer to Hanna as well. Heartbroken, Hanna attempts to commit suicide, but she changes her mind. Instead, she runs away and decides to get a head-to-toe makeover through plastic surgery and liposuction, and put herself in seclusion for a year as she recovers from the changes.

When she comes back from the hospital, Hanna is incredibly beautiful as well as slender. No one, not even her best friend, recognizes her. After auditioning to be Ammy's back-up singer again, she earns her own record contract with Sang-Jun, claiming that she is "all-natural." With the help of her best friend, she creates a new identity for herself. She is now a Korean-American from California named Jenny. In the meantime, Ammy, who is desperately trying to find Hanna so that Hanna can record Ammy's postponed CD since Ammy can't sing, spends time with Hanna's father who is in a hospital with some mental problems (Alzheimer's). Through spending time with Hanna's father, she eventually realizes that this new Jenny is actually Hanna in disguise. Meanwhile, romance begins to grow between Jenny and Sang-Jun. However, on a date one night, when they both fall asleep, Sang-Jun wakes up and happens to look at a glass door on which Jenny has drawn a Hakuna Matata sign. He remembers that last year, when Hanna still existed and he hadn't yet met "Jenny," Hanna had drawn the exact same sign on a sheet of music. Then he adds all of the signs up and realizes as well that Hanna is Jenny, and he seems to be unable to forgive her for lying to him, though Hanna still tells him that she will continue working and will succeed as an artist.

The day of "Jenny's" first concert, Ammy reveals to the public that Jenny is a "fake," and that she is not natural, as she had claimed, but is plastic. However, nobody seems to believe her. During the concert, Hanna breaks down and tells the large crowd her story: that she has abandoned everything and her best friend and father to get to where she is, and that she is not naturally beautiful. The screens behind her on stage then show a clip of the old, obese Hanna, singing beautifully. The crowd responds by chanting "It's all right," and Hanna rekindles her relationships with her father and best friend. She loses the stage name "Jenny" and re-releases a CD with her own name, Hanna, and becomes a highly successful music artist, and gains many anti-fans as well as loyal fans along the way. Sang-Jun also falls in love with her, even though she doesn't seem to like him as much as she used to. However, they are still close.


Do check out this movie asap, especially da gals! :D

13 comments:

tankiasu said...

Wow, sounds like a good movie. Reminds of some Chinese movies with similar storyline though.

teckiee said...

ohh there will be another korean movie called my wife is a gangster 3 coming out soon too. I watched the 1st and 2nd movie... funny stuff!

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i watched this the other day in the cinema after i couldnt get tickets for shrek 3..yeah the girl was damn hot..the movie idea was abit old..abit like the sammi cheng 1 sometime ago..overweight girl losing weight..but overall very enjoyable

Precious Pea said...

The plot sounds interesting!

Tummythoz said...

I do watch Korean series. Luv the clothes & funny dialogue. But usually have to press the fast forward button for certain scenes -too slow & repetitive.

Ashley Chaw Hsien Ying said...

wow.. i think i gotta watch this.thanks a bunch for the info~~i missed watching korean movies/drama~~~

MeiyeN said...

tankiasu, oh you mean there's another movie similar to this? hmmm...

teckiee, oh really? thanks for telling me! :D

joe, i watched shrek 3 last saturday and i thought, not too good :( oh yes, must admit that "jenny" is darn hot in da movie! did you :'(? :p

preciouspea, yeah... interesting and very touching!

tummythoz, haha and don't know why i easily cry out when comes to korean drama/movie :p

ashley, go watch it! am sure you gonna like this show very much :)

Xiu Long Bao said...

agree wiv tummythoz, sometimes korean drama n movie are abit slow n repetitive. But the story sounds interesting, thx for the recommendation :)

MeiyeN said...

xiulongbao, no problem! hope that you gonna enjoy this show :D

team BSG said...

great hope for all overweight gals ( esp if they r beautiful )

so dun eat too much ah you ....
but v luv slim fat small big gals all the same as long as they know how to eat ! hahaha

MeiyeN said...

teambsg, whoa... hahahahaha then again, i believe that inner beauty is more important! agree? ;)

Nichole said...

Thanks for your recommendation.I already planned to watch it,now that movie is nice as you say,will buy the ticket ASAP^_^

MeiyeN said...

nichole, go ahead and enjoy da movie! you sure gonna love it :D