I don’t know if I’m just biased, but there’s something about Korean movies that will draw me in (most of the time), and hit a chord in my heart.
우리들의 행복한 시간 is a 2006 movie staring Kang Dong Won and Lee Nayoung, two of my favourites. It was adapted from a novel and I first came across it in the Yonsei 6 Reading textbook. It was one of the longer readings at the end of the book. The chapter was good and it sparked my interest.
Finally caught the movie and I’m totally blown away. I don’t really want to call it a tearjerker (it has some negative connotations to me) but I totally bawled my eyes out. To illustrate how much I cried, here’s a scale.
1. choked feeling *sniff*
2. watery eyes *sniff* *sob*
3. tears trickling down
4. tears flowing down, blocked nose (silent crying)
5. uncontrollable audible crying, blocked nose, heartache, mucus flowing down
I hit level 5 for this movie. Quite rare, the last time I cried so much, I think it was during the drama A wonderful life. A few hours have passed, but I still find myself thinking about the movie and that’s how I define a good movie.
The poster looks really plain but don’t be put off by it.
I’m not good with words, but please just watch it.
Don’t watch the trailer first though, it just gives away too much of the story. Just enjoy ^^
I shall attempt to study korean now, but my thoughts still linger on the movie.
p.s. Don’t you think Kang Dong Won and TOP has similar looks and vibe? I think I’m attracted to that kind of guys. xD