Watch: My Sassy Girl 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – My Sassy Girl is the tale of the first and last time Charlie Bello falls in love. From their initial meeting, trouble is the name of the game. Imagine an amorphous mass of dating disasters and you get an idea of the relationship between the young couple. Some mysterious force with the strength of gravity between two planets must be at play between Charlie and Jordan as the relationship truly makes no sense on the surface. Everything seems pitted against the two of them. Things suddenly come to a halt when the two write letters confessing their love for each other. Agreeing to meet a year later to read the love letters together, Charlie and Jordan go their separate ways..
Plot: A guy has his life planned out until he is wooed, groomed and then dumped by an elusive woman.
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Interesting try but very lacking
I must admit when I first heard they were making an American remake of My Sassy Girl my stomach kinda churned. I wasn’t sure that Hollywood could recreate the amazing korean film from 2001. Now there’s good news and bad news… let’s start with the good.
I like how they added a bit more playfulness to the movie giving it strange cut-scenes in between the main story. This added to the fun factor of the movie, but some may see it as just a simple waste of time. Using New York as the place setting for this film seemed typical but executed decently. And using one of the most recognizable cities in the world helped users become semi-comfortable. Both leading actors do a decent job, nothing too overly noticeable but decent.
Now the bad news, though the actors did a decent acting job.. you could still tell they’re acting. When an actor feels his role and becomes the character the more enjoyable a film can be. For example Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight, he did an amazing job. I wish the actors did the same, but to be honest it seemed to be stale at times.
Overall the movie is 1/2 bad. As a stand alone rom/com it does a pretty decent job. But for the hardcore fans it’s really obvious that this movie will just never be as good as the original. It’s definitely worth watching once, that way you can develop your own idea on this film. They did an OK job trying to port the movie, a lot of things were lost in translation and unfortunately with that happening it simply makes the movie OK.
Good not great
First, let me say that I didn’t know this was a remake of a Korean film, so this review will not be a comparison of the two movies, it just discusses the merits of this one.
I wanted to like this movie, partly because I really like Jesse Bradford, but mostly because I really love offbeat romantic comedies, and this certainly qualifies as that. I did like this movie, but I didn’t love it.
I think it gets better in the second half, especially after you find out more about Jordan’s character. Before you understand her, she’s just a really annoying person, and I couldn’t imagine what this kind and gentle young man could possibly see in her.
I think this movie works, but it’s pretty far along the continuum of offbeat. I wouldn’t discourage people from seeing this, but if you’ve read this far, I’ll make a pitch for some offbeat romances that I liked better: Maze (2000) with Rob Morrow and Laura Linney, Dedication (2007) with Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore (don’t scoff, she was great in this), Elvis and Anabelle (2007) with Max Minghella and Blake Lively. Check out all 4 of these, if you like romance without the cookie-cutter Hollywood banalities.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 32 min (92 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Yann Samuell
Writer Victor Levin, Jae-young Kwak, Ho-sik Kim
Actors Elisha Cuthbert, Jesse Bradford, Austin Basis
Country United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, SDDS, Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex Cameras
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak)