My Sassy Girl

July 27th, 2001


My Sassy Girl

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Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend...

Release Year: 2001

Rating: 8.2/10 (19,629 voted)

Director: Jae-young Kwak

Stars: Tae-hyun Cha, Gianna Jun, Jin-hie Han

Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Kyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Kyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think she is his girlfriend. Once he helps her, Kyun-woo develops a deep sense of responsibility for her which enables him to tolerate (somehow) the girls abuses.

Writers: Ho-sik Kim, Jae-young Kwak

Tae-hyun Cha - Kyun-woo
Gianna Jun - The Girl (as Ji-hyun Jun)
Jin-hie Han - The Girl's father
Sook-hee Hyun - The Girl's mother
Il-woo Kim - Quintuplets
In-mun Kim - Kyun-woo's father
Tae-hyeon Kim -
Mu-yeong Lee -
Ho Lim - A Man The Girl met as blind date
Dong-won Seo - Deserter
Kwang-eop Son -
Wok-suk Song - Kyun-woo's mother
Geum-Seok Yang - Kyun-woo's aunt

Release Date: 27 July 2001

Filming Locations: World Cup Stadium Station - 420 Seongsan 2-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul, South Korea

Gross: SGD 492,762 (Singapore)

Technical Specs

Runtime: South Korea:  | South Korea: (director's cut)  | Philippines:

Did You Know?

The name Kyun-woo comes from the Chinese story of Qi Xi (Chilseok in Korean), when the Cowherd (Gyeon-wu) and and the Weaver Girl (Jiknyeo) of the heavens are united for only one night every year.

Crew or equipment visible: When the last ball hits Kyun-woo's face, the cameraman's reflection is visible in the glass behind him.

Deserter: While I was in the service even my dog ran away with some mutt. My Yorkshire Terrier. Bitch.

User Review


Rating: 10/10

After viewing this movie I thought, what was wrong with it? When it got to about 10 minutes of thinking I realized that this was a hopeless effort.

Honestly, if you can't give this film a 10 out of 10, what other movie deserves one? This film is the perfect mix of comedy, drama, romance, some of the best storytelling I've ever seen, and even some surprise action scenes! And what's best, it's universal. I'm sure some would avoid this film simply because it's Korean - but that's where you'd make a mistake.

This film makes sense to anyone who's a teenager or has been one (recently.) Both college students, the clumsy, laid back Gyeon-woo and "The Girl", a whimsical tomcat, make for one interesting couple for the main characters. And everything that they encounter throughout the film magically comes together in the end, and it's truly heartwarming. You'll laugh, you'll cry, no matter who you are. I guarantee it. It couldn't be any better!


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