My Annoying Brother [Hyeong] (2016) Film Mini Review

My Annoying Brother [Hyeong] (2016) Film Mini Review

And now comes another Korean movie that was released back in 2016 that has garnered many views since its release. The film stars Jo Jung-suk, Do Kyung-soo and Park Shin-hye. It can be considered to be a semi-independent film that has surprising results with the audience. Without further ado, let’s get down to the review.

 

Premise

The basic premise is regarding the national judo aspiring star Doo Young, who becomes blind after an accident. His brother Doo Shik, a swindler who was in jail, made use of his Doo Young’s disability to get a parole. At first, both brothers do not get along well. Though through a series of events their relationship begins to improve, but Doo Shik later discovers he has terminal cancer and decided to help Doo Young fulfills his dream. Would the brothers be able to realise Doo Young’s dream before time is up?

Screen Shot My Annoying Brother film

The 2 unlikely brothers

 

Review

The story is really quite cliche and predictable. Its formula is commonly seen among similar movie of such theme in many Asia’s films. However, what sets this apart is the performance of Jo Jung Suk and Do Kyung Soo. They are able to act out an estranged brother who has an awkward relationship but yet it is comedic to the audience. Some of the actings are quite exaggerated, but it fits the genre and atmosphere and is genuinely funny. The script is not the tightest or the best quality, it does its job and it helped with the wonderful delivery by the actors.

It is a simple film that explores brotherly love and contains the usual touching scene at the end. With that said, it is still an enjoyable film for Korean film fans and those that like such genre. It is also full of Korean quirkiness that makes this different from those offerings from China, Hong Kong or Japan.

 

 

My Annoying Brother [Hyeong] (2016) Film Mini Review
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Reader Rating0 Votes0
What's good?
Tight pacing
Actors deliver great performances
Full of awkward and comedic moments in the brothers' relationship
Tear jerker
What's bad?
Story is very cliche and the twists are predictable
3.7
Pretty good!
A tear jerker with great awkward comedic moments
My Annoying Brother is a film that plays on common drama stereotypes to create a tear-jerker. Though its premise is cliche, the overall execution is well done, and the actors have great chemistry.

 

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