Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Review - Il Mare @ Siworae (original version of The Lake House)



I'm in the mood for some romance...so i was going thru my DVD list and i found one that i had watch countless time and one of my fave romance movie of all time...and guess what...its made in Korea...its actually the original version of The Lake House starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock...compared the two together, i prefer the former than the latter...i don't know why, but i rather like the way the original version was made...more on the body language and facial expression (biasa la Korea hujan air mata mah) rather than spoken words...it was expressed thru out the movie and you can't help getting intrigued by the whole story...its about a love that resides in one place but in two different time...

It started off with Kim (the very berry famous Korean actress Jun Ji Hyun) moving out from a beautiful lake house and leave a note that supposed for the next occupant...then the fate intervened when Han (Lee Jung Jae) got the note and was surprised coz he is supposed to be the first person to move in to the house...and what do you know....the note travel back in time (mak aiiii....) 3 years back...and the mailbox is the reason...it was hard to believe for both of them at first, but then they accept the 'miracle' and started contacting each other thru the post box...

They wrote each other letters telling each other whatever they had done thruout the day and all (owhhh that is sooo diabetic)...Kim even take advantage of it by asking Han to go to this specific place at the specific time to retrieve her walkman (really last season la this movie, orang guna iPod sudah skg) that she misplaced at the subway...of coz Han helped out and later on started to fall in love with each other...not satisfied with that, they set up a date for them to meet up in the present time...but Han stood Kim up...Han was left wondering why he didn't meet up with Kim at the time they supposed to meet....Kim having second thought about all this sci-fi romance and gave up on the 'supposed' relationship....one bad day (rather than fine day lah) she asked Han to help her to change her decision about moving out of the country with her ex-bf during Han's timeline (you can just hear Han's heart was crushed panggggggg!!!)...but out of love he went to sought her out during his time to persuade Kim at that time to follow her ex-bf...

Meanwhile Kim in the present came across a drawing of a bungalow house by Han (she knew this becoz of something la) in one of the university office and asked for the officer to tell her whether she can meet up with Han...only then she knew that Han died in an accident on the day he supposed to go to the cafe (on her request) to persuade her to follow her ex-bf to USA...omaigotttttttt....the guilt-stricken Kim drove up (take a cab actually) to the lake house with a note asking him not to go to the cafe...Kim was crying the whole time....aduhai...kering sudah air mata itu...she was basically praying to the mailbox to change the fate of Han's....then suddenly in Han's timeline, there was a glimpse of Han getting hit by a car and all but then it started to be on the reverse mode....the end???not yet....hurmmmm

Back in the present timeline....the time when Kim was moving out of the lake house, suddenly Han was there and asked her whether she have a time to hear an amazing and magical story while his hand was pulling out note that Kim sent him from the future...huh? THE END....

One thing for sure...this movie ideas with the timeline is much more easier to comprehend from Time Traveller's Wife coz its only two timeline, the guy's and the girl's....but the romance was there and it so sweet that it feels diabetic already....hahahah....but it is the depth of the feeling shown thruout the movie that intrigued me the most...they are both content by just contacting each other thru letters and content of being such a hopelessly in the own world....but then again, both actors gave a very strong performance and commendable ones...not much of a conversation...more or less like him reading her letter and her reading him's...one thing for sure, this movie really gave more hopeless romantic dreams to all those romantic hopefuls out there....but its just so engaging...i just like it...Sandra & Keanu's version of the movie is rather too commercial for my taste...the original had its originality that convinced me that somehow love can come in so many miraculous way that you just have to wait for it to hit you....once again, time-travel theme love movies stand out among the rest....

ajie
12:32 a.m
5 November 2009
Putrajaya

4 comments:

papaya said...

Aku suka Il Mare!!!

Aku adalah sucker kepada cerita2 sedih Korea seperti Windstruck, Sad Movie, Daisy dan banyak lagi.

Berbanding cerita Cinta or Love Actually, aku tetap pilih Sad Movie yang buat aku nangis berjurai2..

Takde sape leh lawan pelakon korea menangis. Diorang siap ada kelas menangis. heh

muhamadakmalwahab said...

serious...aku rasa dia punya storyline sangat lah original...tarak ciplak punya and its very sweet and endearing and touching....

windstruck memang tarbaikkkkkkkk....
sad movie tak pernah tengok lagi..
daisy plak aku tak pueh ati polis tu mati pastu pompuan tu mati plak and aku tak paham ending itu...semua dah mati tapi apsal yang ending tu cam aku tak paham...

memang betul...sambil dia senyum pon boleh turun air mata meleleh leleh...kaw kaw kaw....memang tabik arrr...aku rasa memang one of the requirement jadi pelakon kat korea ialah mesti boleh menangis, laki or pmpuan...

papaya said...

Tengoklar Sad Movie, then ko compare dengan Cinta and Love Actually.
Aku tak ingat dah ending Daisy macammane, tapi cerita2 Korea selalu ade twist. Tu aku suke..

muhamadakmalwahab said...

ko ada ker sad movie...bagi aku pinjam....

daisy tu aku suka sebab dia wat kat amsterdam kan...pastu bila tengok balik citer tu aku teringat time aku gi amsterdam dulu...