Korean Movie Night: Hyung, aka My Annoying Brother, 형 (2016) Korean
Jo Jung Suk, Do Kyung Soo, Park Shin Hye
Movie rating: 8/10 Neck score: A
Can I just say that the genres assigned to Korean movies are all lies? They say it's a comedy, and then you're crying by the end. Such liars! Well, I guess that's why this one is labelled a comedy drama, which seems like a walking contradiction, but trust me, it does it and does it well. The situation itself is both comedic and sad, as it is about a conman (Jo Jung Suk) who uses his younger brother's sudden blindness as an excuse to get out on parole. To make matters worse, his younger brother (Do Kyung Soo) was a judo athlete training for the Olympics when the injury happened. Talk about depressing right there, but then there is the conman comedic element that makes it also weirdly funny. It's just a mix of lots of emotions. Plus you have some of my favorite actors. I have always had nothing but praise for both of these boys, and their brotherly chemistry is the best. Bromance between real brothers is the best. I love seeing families coming together. I was super impressed with Kyung Soo's ability to act blind. I believed it. I also loved how they look enough alike to be half brothers. They were just great. Park Shin Hye was... okay. Like usual. I liked the pace of the story, as well as the comedy. The timing was pretty great. Then the emotions! Wah! So many emotions! All the emotions in the world! I think I might have felt them all! Haha, maybe an exaggeration, but hey, I am obsessed with these boys. Jo Jung Suk makes me feel things. It was definitely a good one that I would recommend watching, especially if you happen to love these boys as much as I do.