위험한 상견례 2 (Enemies-in-Law)

A Pictures with a View, Content On Media Production
Distribution: Lotte Entertainment
Rating: 15 and Over
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 113 Min
Shooting Time: 2014/Oct/29~2015/01/13 (38 Dates)
Release: 2015/Apr/29

WITH 진세연 (Jin Se-Yeon) as Young-Hee; 홍종현 (Hong Jong-Hyeon) as Cheol-Soo; 신정근 (Shin Jung-Geun) as Dal-Shik; 전수경 (Jeon Soo-Gyeong) as Gang-Ja; 김응수 (Kim Eung-Soo) as Man-Choon; 박은혜 (Park Eun-Hye) as Young-Mi; 김도연 (Kim Do-Yeon) as Young-Sook;

CREW Director 김진영 (Kim Jin-Young) Executive Producer 이서열 (Lee Seo-Yeol) | Screenplay 조중훈 (Jo Joong-Hoon) | Director of Photography 오재호 (Oh Jae-Ho) Lighting 한기업 (Han Gi-Eop) Editor 문인대 (Moon In-Dae) Music 김종천 (Kim Jong-Cheon) Action Choreography 김신웅 (Kim Shin-Woong) | Assistant Director 김동현 (Kim Dong-Hyeon)

BOX OFFICE
KOFIC Nationwide
TOTAL REVENUE: 3,575,400,754 Won
TOTAL ADMISSIONS: 472,695
BUDGET: N/A

Enemies-in-Law
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SYNOPSIS

Park Young-hee is a former national fencing athlete and currently a detective in the narcotics department. She also comes from a family of cops, from her soon-to-retire father to her siblings and their spouses. Han Chul-soo is the only son of two notorious criminals; his father steals cultural objects while his mother specializes in document forgery. Chul-soo and Young-hee fall in love, but when the couple declares their intention to get married, both families disapprove. To placate Young-hee's father, Chul-soo promises that he will pass the police officer exam and become a detective like her. He spends the next seven years studying and preparing for the exam, with Young-hee by his side as supportive girlfriend. As the exam date nears, Chul-soo's parents resort to desperate measures to sabotage the wedding and his future in the police force. Meanwhile, Young-hee and her family are ordered to investigate a serial murder case, and using his parents' expertise, Chul-soo helps with the case. [Wikipedia]

IN SHORT

Korean cinema used to be inundated by a seemingly endless array of “junk cinema” made on the cheap, generally one-trick-pony comedies produced by chaebols who wanted to fill their own blank VHS tapes. In similar fashion, comedy "luminary" Kim Jin-Young of 음치클리닉 (Love Clinique) fame returns with this largely unnecessary sequel to his original starring Song Sae-Byeok and Lee Si-Young, possibly one of the most annoying K-films of the 2010's. Like the original, the gags are dated (regionalism, in 2015?), script and directing perfunctory at best, and everyone painfully overacts. Hopefully the box office disappointment will kill this franchise for good.

ACTING GRADES

63 신정근 (Shin Jung-Geun)
63 김응수 (Kim Eung-Soo)
62 홍종현 (Hong Jong-Hyeon)
61 전수경 (Jeon Soo-Gyeong)
60 진세연 (Jin Se-Yeon)
56 박은혜 (Park Eun-Hye)
54 김도연 (Kim Do-Yeon)

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