Movie Review: Finding Mr. Destiny (Finding Kim Jong Wook)
Gong Yoo's long awaited comeback to the big screen, "Finding Mr. Destiny (Finding Kim Jong Wook)", will be making its way to select theaters across the United States and Canada! "Finding Mr. Destiny" is a romantic comedy that stars the ever so handsome Gong Yoo ("Coffee Prince") and the charming Im Soo Jung ("I'm A Cyborg But It's Okay"). This movie is based on the popular musical of the same title and is directed by musical director Jang Yoo Jung. In the film, Gong Yoo plays the part of Han Gi Joon, an awkward neat freak perfectionist former travel agent who starts a new business to help people find their first love. On the other hand, Im Soo Jung stars as the short-tempered stage director Seo Ji Woo, whose military man father (played by Chun Ho Jin) keeps pushing her to get married. The story begins when Ji Woo's father forces her to consult with Gi Joon's Finding Your First Love Agency in order to search for her unforgettable first love whom she met in India 10 years ago. Upon watching the film, I was pleasantly surprised by Gong Yoo's terrific performance of a character contrary to his previous heartthrob-type roles. He managed to play a very square character without being annoyingly suffocating. Also, for two actors who previously had dating rumors, Gong Yoo and Im Soo Jung had great chemistry throughout the film. Like most other romantic comedies, their characters' over-the-top opposing personalities made for a good balance as each persona was developed throughout the film. If I were to find any flaw in this film, it would have to be that it is the typical Korean romantic comedy. Tough girl who actually isn't tough, much quarreling with the guy, and an ultimate airport scene. Nonetheless, if you are into cute chick flicks, this is the movie for you! It was thoroughly enjoyable and left me with a warm happy feeling inside (which is great in this depressing cold winter weather). "Finding Mr. Destiny," which premiered in Korea earlier this month, will be released across theaters in the US and Canada with English subtitles! The first opening will occur on Thursday, December 30th at 11:30PM at the CGV Cinemas in Los Angeles. The distribution schedule is as follows:
12/30: Los Angeles (CGV Cinemas) 1/21: New Jersey (AMC Ridgefield Park 12), New York (AMC Empire 25), Maryland (AMC Rios 18), Atlanta (AMC Discover Mills 18), Chicago (AMC Showplace Niles 12), San Jose (AMC Cupertino 16), Vancouver (Cinemark Tinseltown) TBA: Hawaii (Consolidated Ward)Check out the movie posters, movie stills, movie trailer, music videos, and promotions below! [gallery columns="5"] Official English Trailer [SPOILER ALERT] Music Video - "Second First Love" by Gong Yoo [SPOILER ALERT] Music Video - "Love Recipe" by Gummy & Bobby Kim Promotion #1: Finding Mr. Destiny Through Duo One of the movie's partners, Duo, is raffling off 10 sets of five free match making sessions to single movie goers who have seen "Finding Mr. Destiny." Check the official website for more information. Promotion #2: CGV Cinemas In Search Of Kim Jong Wook If your name is Kim Jong Wook, CGV Cinemas will give you a free ticket to watch the movie, "Finding Mr. Destiny"! Of course, official identification is required. Refer to their Facebook page or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. For more information on the film and future releases, visit the "Finding Mr. Destiny" website.
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