Perfect Proposal

2 out of 5 stars
Perfect Proposal

Time Out says

2 out of 5 stars

The original film from which Perfect Proposal is adapted, Catherine Arley’s La Femme de Paille puts a crime novel twist on what you would expect to be a Cinderella fairy tale. Director Yoon Jae-goo, however, adds a splash of romance, action and comedy into the mix for a result that’s definitely not as strong and sourly disappointing. The plot follows Ji-yeon (Im Soo-jung) on the run from loan sharks after a betrayal by a close friend. Desperate and alone, she chances upon a meeting with the secretary of a casino group, Sung-yeol (Yoo Yeon-seok) who makes her an offer: Undergo a makeover, seduce the millionaire heir to a casino in Macau and split the spoils. The plot of the film unfolds quickly and leaves no room for tension in the latter half. Notable only are the acting skills of the supporting cast but perhaps nothing could have saved the film from its over-explained screenplay and lack of suspense plot. If you do manage to make it to the end, there is a chase scene where the entire production comes at full speed but really, you might as well stay at home and watch a soap opera on television. Too bad Yoon couldn’t take more cues from Arley, this Cinderella fairy tale is exactly what you’d expect (or worse).

By: Kim Hye-won


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Yoon Jae-goo
Im Soo-Jung
Yoo Yeon-seok
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