Fair Love is one of those ‘love has no boundaries’ types of movies. It falls closer to a lighthearted drama-romance than serious. With its light tone, it manages to capture the human connection and interaction elements of a relationship instead of just being a romantic love fest. You could probably say its more about ‘the idea of love’ rather than ‘being in love’.
Full synopsis (spoiler)
In depicting that ‘love’ is indifferent to things like age (as you can guess from the movie posters), I think its a great movie for all ages. It also has thematic bits of personal journey and growth. As a whole, I enjoyed it from start to finish because of the progression of the character’s friendship/relationship — and themselves individually. This must be due to two things that go hand-in-hand: great acting / great characters — together that translates to a great story and chemistry on-screen.
“A middle aged man and a young college student fall into an unstoppable…” (IMDb)
^ This trailer does the movie no justice. It makes it look like a minor-comedy, which it really isn’t. There are some small comedic elements, mostly comic relief from minor/side characters. And as a drama-romance, the movie isn’t too much of either. The weight of the movie truly is in depicting a (fair) love. The music video below sets the tone of the movie better.
Directed by Shin Yeon-Sik
aparoo’s words: drama, romance, love, relationship, friendship, connection
aparoo says: a fair rating of 5/5
Another great ‘love-is-ageless’ K-movie is Hello, Schoolgirl which is more of a comedy