Movie Review: Kiss Me, Kill Me (2009) – Korean Movie

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Kiss Me, Kill Me is the ideal romantic comedy. Great cast, simple story, tons of laughs, moderate romantics and maybe even a few cries. You can definitely put this movie on your short-list for “complete” rom-coms. Its about an assassin who falls in love with his target — typically the plot line for any action/dramatic assassin genre movie, but here we have a cute romantic comedy.

Synopsis

“A perfect killer makes his first mistake… falling in love with his target” (tagline)

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I mentioned there might even be a few cries, why? Well, its a bit of a melodrama as well because it deals with sadness, depression and suicide in a light-hearted way. The target actually wants the assassin to kill her / help her commit suicide. This sets off an unorthodox relationship (bond) and connection between the two. Entertaining as heck.

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So, as comical as the premise and interactions between the two, the movie is also largely about the affect from others on your life. As a whole the film is engaging and entertaining with a well-balanced blend of romance, comedy, melodrama, action and tear-jerking. No, I would not consider it typical because it is quite layered and compelling.

Directed / Written by: Jong-hyeon Yang

Starring: Kang Hye-Jung // Shin Hyeon-Jun

Reviews: Dramacrazy // new korean cinema // Beyond Hollywood //

aparoo’s words: romantic comedy, romance, comedy, melodrama, assassin

aparoo says 5/5

Download: Asia Torrents

Stream: MySoju // Dramacrazy

photo credit: asianmediawiki.com // hancinema.net

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