A young man returning home after a night out with some friends meets a drunk girl on the train while on his way home. Through a bit of…persuasion she manages to get him to open up a bit more. The movie is also based on a true story that was originally blogged and turned into a book.
I actually purchased a copy of this movie on VCD through my local library for about two bucks. Unfortunately when I went to sit down to watch there was quite a few things that was apparent; I got this for a pretty good deal, I was getting the chance to finally watch it, and without subtitles I wasn’t going to understand too much of what was going on. Luckily one of the streaming channels I have for Asian films had the director’s cut of this movie, which I actually sat through twice. This movie was definitely a lot of fun for a romantic comedy without actually trying too hard.
I really enjoyed “My Sassy Girl”, I liked that it was a romantic comedy told through the main male character’s perspective without the movie being overly sappy or overbearing. I also liked how the build up throughout the movie revolved around and played to Pachelbel’s “Canon”. I also liked whenever I would assume the turnout of a given to be one thing to actually have my assumptions proven completely wrong. In a way the little twists actually made the film quite fun as well.
One thing I can say is for a romantic comedy “My Sassy Girl” came off a bit more realistic in its delivery than a lot of other films that are like it. It definitely had a lot of attitude to it.
I definitely avoided the direct to video American remake of this film.