Here’s a look at the romantic comedy film Couples, a funny look at modern dating through the various ways that five single people can cross paths with each other and become fated to change each other’s lives… for better or worse. The players: Lee Shi-young (Poseidon) is the heartless girlfriend who disappears one day with nothing but a text message. Kim Joo-hyuk (Terroir) plays her heartbroken puppy dog boyfriend, who tries desperately to track her down. Lee Yoon-ji (Dream High) plays a cop who still clings to the fake diamond ring her last boyfriend gave her before leaving. Gong Hyung-jin (The Duo, Runaway) plays a man who doesn’t believe that love exists, and Oh Jung-sae (Korea) is the guy who’s in love with his friend’s girl.
Directing is PD Jung Yong-ki (Once Upon a Time, The Descendants of Hong Gil-dong), and the film is described as a reversal of a reversal. Isn’t that just right back to one? Apparently it’s a maze of relationships, so enmeshed that you can’t tell where one starts and the other begins. Not sure how tricksy it actually gets, but the trailer looks zany and fun, with a cast full of really quirky characters.
Gong Hyung-jin looks like he’s going to be a scene-stealing riot the whole time, which is just par for the course for him. Kim Joo-hyuk seems like he’s playing something closer to his real personality, as evidenced by his hilarious pathetic whiny appearances on Running Man. I love both Lee Shi-young and Lee Yoon-ji, and they seem perfectly cast as opposite types of heroines — one who takes guys for a spin at will, and one who buries herself in self-conscious doubt. Looks like a good time.
Couples is playing in theaters now.
- Cast of new romantic comedy film Couples
- Lee Shi-young cast as lead in Wild Romance
- Poseidon: Episode 1
- New teaser poster and stills for Dangerous Meeting
- Kim Joo-hyuk returns to television
- Kim Sun-ah and Kim Joo-hyuk in Fighting Spirit
- Dream High: Episode 1
- Lee Yoon-ji joins idol-laden cast of Dream High
- The Duo adds comic veteran Gong Hyung-jin
- Runaway (Plan B): Episodes 1-2