My Sassy Girl



Language: Korean

Ethnic Title: 엽기적인 그녀

Average Rating:       (out of 5 ratings)


My Sassy Girl is an extremely successful Korean movie (2001): not only did the movie earn not less than six different awards but it was also made to an American remake, a Japanese TV series and a Bollywood production. The story begins with a male college student Gyeon-woo (Cha Tae-Hyun) saving a drunk girl (Jun Ji-hyun) from falling under the train. This accident sparkles a strange and abusive relation with the regularly drunk Girl, who is never named in the entire film, being a true Xanthippe for the all-enduring Gyeon-woo. The characters separate and reunite for a number of times, passing through romantic ups and downs. Only later on does Gyeon-woo learns about the reasons for the Girl's behaviour: he reminds her of her late boyfriend. As the time passes the Girl starts to realize how much does Gyeon-woo mean for her. Surprisingly it turns out that the dead boyfriend's mother is Gyeon-woo's aunt that tried to match him with the Girl. The movie ends with Gyeon-woo and the Girl going to the bar together.


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My Sassy Girl

Reviewed by: Ah Lil April 14, 2008

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

Cast: Jeon Ji Hyun- "The Girl" Cha Tae Hyun- Kyun Woo Due to the amazing ratings on this movie, I was expecting a very good film, and that's what I got. It wasn't a WOW film, but definitely a good one, though not as excellent as I expected. Although this film was very good, it lacked some things that I would expect in a film that got as high ratings as this one. PLOT: (SPOILERS) This story is about...

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My Sassy Girl

Reviewed by: Juxtopose December 30, 2004

Rating: 5.0 out of 5

Directed by: Kwak, Jae-young Writing credits: Kim, Ho-Sik (Novel)/ Kwak, Jae-Young (Screenplay) Genre: Comedy / Romance Plot Summary: Based on a series of true stories posted by Ho-sik Kim on the Internet describing his relationship with his girlfriend. These were later transformed into a best-selling book and the movie follows the book closely. It describes the meeting of Gyun-woo (Cha) and an unnamed girl. Gyun-woo is shamed into assisting the girl because the other passengers mistakenly think...

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My Sassy Girl

Reviewed by: Chi Mei August 21, 2004

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Also known as "Yupki Girl" Director: Kwak Jae-yong Producer: Chul shin Year/Place of Production: 2001, South Korea Language: Korean/Cantonese Cast: Jeon Ji-hyun - Sassy Girl Cha Tae-hyun - Kyun-woo Review: Based loosely on an anonymous diary entry on the net, this box-office smash movie is based on a guy, Kyun-woo (played by Cha Tae-hyun) who has no purpose or ambition whatsoever in life, falling in love with “the sassy girl” (Jeon Ji-hyun). Huh. We never do found out what her name is...

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12-22-2009 04:00 AM


A very popular movie which was remade into an American film by the same name - one which, in this case, I prefer. I had a hard time deciding whether I liked this one or not, because of the extremes of the 'sassy girl'. Sure, the bossiness could be funny, but quite often it would go to nasty, violent and humiliating extremes. I found it hard to laugh at the girl bashing up her boyfriend and storming off like a little child when he won't wear high heels.


11-03-2009 11:56 PM


This movie was really sad! I hope that he found the girl in the end, but if it's based on a true story then it's unlikely they ever met again. This movie made me cry...


10-14-2008 10:17 AM


i didnt like the beginning as well, was kinda slow...

halfway, i was expecting the girl to have cancer or what, typical Korean drama/movie, i thought... but of coz, have to finish the story..

thank god i did, coz the ending is so nice and lovely... happy ending, so definately a must see Korean movie, though its 7 years old.. but the story ending is the best i've seen so far in korean movie (have just watched about 5 movies though, haaa)

Highly recomended...


10-06-2008 08:19 PM


I find the story so interesting! The lead characters did a great job in their role. There are lots of touchy scenes, a heart warming one! I like it!


07-10-2008 12:32 AM


I kind of thought My Sassy Girl was sad because if it was based on a true story, then it most likely means he never found her in the end...

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