What’s up, everyone!? I hope you are all having a wonderful week. “Keys to the Heart” is a film about Jo-Ha, once a Korean boxing champion, who is down on his luck. While out one night, he runs into his mother who he hasn’t seen since he was in school. She eventually invites him to live with her where he meets his half-brother.
This movie will make you cry. But if you have seen the trailer, you will already know that. Korea really does have a way with these kinds of movies and a lot of times, they can be a bit much. However, I’m a pretty big Lee Byung-Hun fan, so I wanted to give it a shot. If you don’t know who he is, I suggest checking out The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly or A Bittersweet Life. Both are fantastic films… what are you waiting for, go watch them!
If you are into melodramas, this movie is certainly for you. It has some fantastic acting, not only by Lee Byung-Hun, but Park Jung-Min is great and even steals the scene. The movie doesn’t go way over the top but there are a few things I wish they would have done without. For instance, the whole “evil” rich lady which has been played out. I think it’s safe to say, we don’t need this character in anymore movies.
However, even with a few things that I disliked, Keys to the Heart is a good film and something you can enjoy with your family. I’m looking forward to seeing Park Jung-Min in future films.
Check out my review and let me know what you think of the film as well!
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