Generally speaking, I tend to shy away from romantic comedies. Most of them are just rehashes of the same old premise, recast with the latest pretty face that’s guaranteed to make a few bucks at the box office. Enter “You’re My Pet”, a movie with such a peculiar storyline that yours truly has actually taken notice. Leave it to South Korean cinema to get me interested in a romantic flick. The film is based on Yayoi Ogawa’s award-winning Japanese manga “Kimi wa Pet”, which ran from 2000 to 2005. Don’t feel bad — I haven’t heard of it, either.
Here’s what the flick is about:
A woman finds a man in a box in front of her home and takes him in. She jokingly says she wants to keep him as her pet since the man reminds her childhood dog. The man agrees. Later the woman discovers that the man is a dance prodigy. Complications arise when her old flame from college appears.
A woman finds a man in a box and keeps him as a pet because she’s reminded of her childhood dog? That’s just weird enough for me to watch. Kim Byeong-Kon’s “You’re My Pet”, which also stars Jang Geun-Suk, Kang Ha-Neul, Jung Yoo-Mi, and Kang Hae-In, opens in South Korea this November. Japan will have to wait until January of 2012 to see the adaptation on the big screen. Curious parties can investigate the poster embedded below.
Source: Asian Media Wiki