Hey there peeps!
I was assuming Dazzling Snowfall would write a review on this as well. So the title is to distinguish the two. This way you’ll get two opinions.
So I just recently got the chance to watch this movie. It was quite random actually, but I will not leave out the fact that I really wanted to watch it. Prior to the movie, I did not see the trailer, so now that I have seen it, I am kind of like.. “Suuure O_O”.. Oops~ not trying to ruin it for ya there ;P.. Just kidding. Don’t worry.
The movie is based on a Japanese manga and there was also a Japanese drama on this. It’s about a professional woman, Ji-Eun-Yi(Kim Hanuel), who is pouring her life into work. She eventually gets herself a human pet “Momo“(Jang Geun Seuk). The story basically follows the life of Eun-Yi, how she manages her image and work, her life with co-workers and the ideal boyfriend, and how she must keep her human pet a secret, and well.. I guess you can tell from the trailer what else happens…
The Good and the Strange
The movie is cute. It has some cute moments that make you give off a little “aaaw”.. but the concept to me was quite strange. 30 minutes into the movie, I literally thought to myself “What the hell am I watching?”. Now I would understand if their “relationship” as master and pet would eventually evolve. But it’s like “Momo” has no dignity and is all puppy-face from the start. She is also quick on accepting this “pet”.. and it’s all kind of strange.
(Might have minor spoilers)
Ok.. you get to know that she is “considering a pet”. Fine. He initiates on becoming a pet. Fine. Still the whole concept falls strangely into place. I do understand why things happen the way that they do, but Momo is still partly confusing. If he doesn’t want to work with women, how can he become a pet like this?!..Or did I just miss something.. I don’t know..
Anyway, the scene development and the camera work is also confusing at times. There’s not a very precise coherence or flow in how everything falls into place, in other words.. the cinematography is at times messy.
Conclusion (No Spoiler)
Personally, I thought that it was a weird movie. Weird because I’m not a sucker for things that become cheesy and “sticky”.. LOL.. Which is all I can think of when I see “Momo”.. Like.. literally.. is he a dog?.. It could have been scripted and made much better, still it’s not half bad either. I recommend it if you’re in a mood for a “simple” movie, which runs quite moderately, and with nothing that really makes you jump up from your seat. It is cute and at times funny, so props for that!
3 out of 6 for me 🙂
– Soulful Stardust