Few years ago, a friend lend me her DVD of Korean movies, at first I was hesitant to watch it because I’m not really a fan of Korean films; but then, still, for reason i don’t know (probably because of boredom) i had the chance to watch it. The first in the list is entitled “My Sassy Girl”
I’m glad i had the chance to watch it because it was good… funny and romantic.
But this year, a U.S. version of My Sassy Girl was mad, starring Jesse Bradford and Elisha Cuthbert. I was undecided to watch it because probably its just a copy cat of the original, and there would be no more thrill at all. So, i didn’t watched it in the Movie house; and after a few months, I just watched it in DVD, probably to refresh my memory of the old Korean sassy girl movie. Im delighted that I watched it probably because it felt like an original, no more subtitles. I enjoyed watching it. The best part I like from the English version, not to mention the time that Jordan and Charlie spent together, is the part where they read each others’ letter. Here it is…
I was very close to my fiance’s mother. I tried to go to see her a little after he died. She said she had a great guy she wanted to introduced to me – i couldn’t bear the thought of it.
and then I met you…
You remembered me of him, strong and kind, confident… in your own way. You even look like him.He and I met in the subway platform just like you and I met. Like you, he carried a handkerchief. I was very sick at that time and he take good care of me, like you did. As you and I got to know each other, I felt the clog begins to lift a little bit. I thought it was the similarities between you and him, and so, i decided that you and i would do everything he and I does; that way, it would almost like he never die and the pain would stop.
Because on our 33rd day together, he bought me a rose, and i ask you to do the same. Because he and I planned our future under this tree, I chose it for you and I as well. Because he and I had a favorite restaurant, i bought you there. Because he died in the ocean, I pushed you to go in and then saved you.
All of those was crazy and selfish and wrong, I know, But grief can make us crazy. anyway, it didn’t work and at certain point i realized i didn’t like you because of him, I liked you because I like you. And every time I started to be happy, I would stop my self. It felt wrong to be happy; it felt wrong to let go to just forget about him even for just a minute. It felt I was betraying him. All i can do was hurt you, and that’s not me Charlie, that’s not me at all. And someday I hope I can show you as much.
Something has to be done. In order for us to have a chance in the future, I have to make a break with the past and for this i needed time.I hope I feel we’re not apart, and sit with you while reading this. But if im not, its not because I don’t love you, because I do. Its not because I don’t miss you, because I miss you already. It just mean that I’m not better and the story isn’t over yet.
Will you wait for me Charlie? With all my heart I hope you can.
this is the story of the first and last time I ever fell in love at the beautiful, complicated, fascinating woman who inhabits my soul. I’m pretty sure you’re going to leave me tomorrow, so, I better say this while I have the chance.
Whether we are together or apart, you will always be the woman of my Life. The only man I will ever envy is the man who won your heart. And now, I will always believe that it would be my destiny to be that man.
If we never see each other again… you’re walking one day and you filla certain presence beside you, that would be me, loving you, wherever I am.
My Sassy Girl is the tale of the first and last time Charlie Bello falls in love. From their initial meeting, trouble is the name of the game. Imagine an amorphous mass of dating disasters and you get an idea of the relationship between the young couple. Some mysterious force with the strength of gravity between two planets must be at play between Charlie and Jordan as the relationship truly makes no sense on the surface. Everything seems pitted against the two of them. Things suddenly come to a halt when the two write letters confessing their love for each other. Agreeing to meet a year later to read the love letters together, Charlie and Jordan go their separate ways.
For those few of you who didn’t see the Korean version, My Sassy Girl is the story of a meek guy, Charlie (Jesse Bradford), who falls for a crazy girl, Jordan (Elisha Cuthbert). Charlie takes Jordon home after finding her passed out drunk on a subway platform, and his role as a reliable friend and caregiver continues long after, even in the constant verbal, physical and psychological abuse.
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, either in Korean or in US version, do watch it. And have an Idea how would it felt like to be “in love” :D