THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
The Phuket News Novosti Phuket Khao Phuket

Login | Create Account | Search


Korean movie illustrates the true beauty of love

Beauty Inside is the title of a Korean romance movie that was released in August 2015. The movie was praised by many for its unique and new storyline, and was a sensation in Korea

Saturday 2 July 2016, 03:07PM


Actress Han Hyo-joo plays the love interest. Photo: Amazon.

Actress Han Hyo-joo plays the love interest. Photo: Amazon.

Hyerin Cho
editor3@classactmedia.co.th

Kim Woojin, the protagonist (who was played by more than 60 actors altogether), has been waking up as a completely different person every morning since he was 18. He turns into a young child, an old person, a girl or a boy and even someone with a different nationality ranging anywhere from Japanese to American when he wakes up.

The reason for it? It is unknown. All he knows is that it is impossible for him to continue living a normal life, and that he must keep this as a secret from others. Only two people in the whole world understand him: his mother and his best friend. He lives his life hiding underneath a shield he built himself, working as a famous furniture designer named Alex, afraid of the consequences if his secret is exposed.

Woojin, who is lonely, happens to meet Hong Isoo (played by Han Hyo-joo) in a furniture store and falls in love at first sight, so he decides to add one more person onto that list of his. Now his task is to enlighten the woman he loves with his ever-changing appearance, which even he has found hard to accept.

He waits several days to wake up as a good-looking guy in his 20s before he gathers the courage to ask Isoo out on a date, fluttering the hearts of many women who watched the film.

“Do you prefer sushi or steak? Actually… I practiced a lot of times for today. Because I really wanted to take you out for dinner,” was Woojin’s speech, which later became a big hit in Korea.

The movie claims that its message to the audience is, “I love you, no matter who you are today.” However, it has received criticism as audiences questioned whether the movie’s title is Beauty Inside or Beauty Outside. This criticism resulted from the “more good-looking” actors getting much more screentime and playing the most important roles associating with the female lead actress, such as when Woojin (played by Park Seojun) asks Isoo out, or the scene when Isoo shows off her boyfriend Woojin (played by Lee Jinwook) to her friends at a party. Seojun and Jinwook are both very handsome actors.

Laguna Golf Phuket

“The movie has too many good-looking actors for us to see the true beauty inside of the person. Woojin magically turns into a very handsome man at important moments, which makes it hard for us to relate to,” an online commenter complained.

On the other hand, Beauty Inside has been praised by countless people who watched the film. They all agreed that even though there were over 60 actors who played the same character, all of the acting was superb, without being distracting. They could be immersed in the movie even when the actors wereconstantly changing. 

Beauty Inside also received high recognition for its beautiful mise en scene(the arrangement of scenery and stage properties in a play) and background music, which made it possible for the correct atmosphere to be created at certain situations, making the movie more relatable.

The scenery was captured at many different beautiful locations. I personally found the furniture factory room where Woojin makes his furniture a very beautiful, quiet and cosy place because of the excellent mise en scene. The room had a yellow tone to it, creating the warm atmosphere which made theaudience want to be there as well. 

While being in the room, a calm music was playing in the background – not too loud to scatter the audiences’ concentration, but loud enough to be heard and to create the atmosphere. This evoked a romantic mood between the two characters.

Although many people complain about the movie’s title, saying it would have been better if it weren’t called Beauty Inside, it was a great movie that can be viewed by the whole family on a Saturday afternoon.

Check out Beauty Inside to warm your heart and to perhaps find the true meaning of love.

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

CAPTCHA

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Saving the elephant

Ouch... 'horse' should be 'horses','would' should be 'wouldn't',...(Read More)


Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

Mr Winfield, I didn't accuse you of cheating, in sport, cheating in anything, is cheating, I do ...(Read More)


Jamie’s Phuket: A visit to Doi Thepnimit temple

It's built on the site of what was a popular camp-site (privately owned of course) and the track...(Read More)


Saving the elephant

R,that's a heartwarming story and i bet for some people it's the only companion....(Read More)


Thai airways reports loss of 122% in Q2

Reg.:Suggestion of having 2 types of air crafts only" A quick look at fleets of leading Asian,M...(Read More)


Phuket Property Guide: What makes a condo in Phuket?

You forgot to mention that unless a condo has a HOTEL LICENSE, its is illegal to rent for periods of...(Read More)


New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Argh - hating the recently added non edit function- please capitalize P in Phoenix....(Read More)


New Phoenix owner aims to restore wreck, return it to the sea

Florida resident here, with many hurricane experiences and that was a Category 1 which I was driving...(Read More)


Chinese tourist rescued from surf by Patong lifeguards

Mr ematt, it's very simple, they weren't in the water to rescue him, until after he got into...(Read More)


Smith's Ashes run-spree sparks Bradman comparisons

Mr Winfield, where did I say it was "acceptable," I simply stated we all make mistakes, yo...(Read More)