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I can easily count on one hand how many romantic comedies I’ve actually enjoyed over the past two decades, which is why my interest in the South Korean flick “You’re My Pet” is a bit perplexing. Nobody dies, nobody explodes, and nobody seems to lose any body parts, so why has this motion picture deftly ensnared my interest? I wish I could give you an explanation, but, alas, I cannot. Feel free to point and laugh directly in my face if you find this is necessary, or, better yet, take a moment to properly investigate all of the promotional goodies embedded below. Perhaps you’ll feel the same way as I do. Then again, probably not. I’m sure there’s some comic book news hanging around here somewhere that can thoroughly wash away the sugary sensation you’ll experience upon investigating the provided items. I apologize in advance for wasting your time.
But first, a handy synopsis to set the mood:
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.
“You’re My Pet”, which stars Kim Ha-Neul and Jang Geun-Suk, opens this November in South Korea. Japan, meanwhile, gets the flick in January. The rest of us, I’m afraid, will just have to wait.