- May 12
- HELPLESS: Review
- Posted by Deljhp - 12/05/12 at 07:37 AM
Director: Byun Young-joo. Review: Chris Sawin.
Mun-ho (Lee Seon-gyun) and Sun-yeong (Kim Min-hee) are engaged to be married. They're actually on the way to visit Mun-ho's parents, but as Mun-ho stops for some coffee Sun-yeong receives a phone call that changes both of their lives forever. As Mun-ho returns to the car, Sun-yeong is nowhere to be found. He searches everywhere, calls her cell phone to no avail, files a police report, and even comes home to a house that looks like it has literally been turned upside down. Sun-yeong has disappeared without a trace and Mun-ho will stop at nothing to find her even if it means that the person he's looking for may not be the person he's grown to love over the course of the past year.
Helpless is unique in the sense that it's more enjoyable than the movies it may remind you of. To a certain degree, it’s a lot like ‘Unknown’ with a little bit of gender swapping and more originality. The intimate scenes between Mun-ho and Sun-yeong were reminiscent of ‘The Vow,’ but doesn't feel overdone or leave you with the urge to regurgitate. Overall, Helpless is pretty well-crafted. Mun-ho becomes obsessed with finding Sun-yeong and will stop at nothing to not only find her whereabouts, but also what her true identity actually is. He puts everything on the line including his job as a veterinarian. He talks his former police detective cousin, Jong-geun (Jo Sung-ha), into helping him search for Sun-yeong. As Helpless progresses, it's as if Mun-ho's mental and emotional stability folds under learning who Sun-yeong actually is but he can't stop. Not until he hears it all from Sun-yeong herself...Continue review here.
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