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A Boy Who Went to Heaven (2005)

Sonyeon, Cheonguk-e gada (original title)
An orphaned boy falls in love with and writes anonymous letters a to 30-year old woman because she reminds him of his mother.

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Tae-yeong Yun
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Cast

Credited cast:
Seo-won Cha Seo-won Cha
Kwan-woo Kim Kwan-woo Kim ... Teen Nae-Mo
Yeong-im Kim Yeong-im Kim
Seok-min Lee Seok-min Lee
Sung-min Lee ... Detective
Kwang-rok Oh Kwang-rok Oh
Hae-il Park ... Adult Nae-Mo
Jung-ah Yum ... Bu-ja
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An orphaned boy falls in love with and writes anonymous letters a to 30-year old woman because she reminds him of his mother.

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Genres:

Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [South Korea]

Country:

South Korea | Japan

Language:

Korean

Release Date:

11 November 2005 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boy Who Went to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

South Korea

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$949,293
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Color
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Put this somewhere in the middle of the To Watch pile...
15 April 2009 | by gohmifuneSee all my reviews

Not bad, not great. There were some incredibly cute or endearing moments, and the entire set up of a boy passing and returning to be with an older woman he fell in love is good.

However, for every humorous or emotional moment, there are two or more cheesy ones. The acting is solid, especially in the beginning, but the movie has a tendency to push the viewer in the direction it wants he or she to, and it retrospect, this is somewhat manipulative.

The movie is under two hours, and at parts its really slow, at parts it is too fast, especially when a couple of characters who could've used much more development are introduced.

It isn't a bad movie, but one can easily find better Korean Romantic-Comedy/Dramas. If you have tapped the genre then give this one a go, but beyond that, set this aside for another day.


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