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The funny thing about director Ra Hee-Chan’s “Mr. Idol” is that I wouldn’t watch the damned thing had it been produced here in the States. Call me a hypocrite if it makes you feel better, but at least I’m being honest. The film looks beyond silly, and, truthfully, I’m not quite sure what the appeal is. Maybe it’s because I’m a sucker for South Korean cinema. Maybe it’s because I secretly love cornball movies featuring singing groups who are struggling to stay together. Whatever the case, I’m interested, and I suppose that’s all that matters in the end.
Here’s a brief synopsis to bring you up to speed:
Guju is once a famous producer who left the music industry after one of her idol group members died of accident. One day, she encounters Yujin who was kicked out of an agency called ‘Star Music’ after years of training to be a singer. Guju believes Yujin could be a star and produces an idol group called ‘Mr. Children’. The talented group attracts public attention and their fans increase exponentially. Seeing this Star Music uploads the video of Yujin when he was a trainee in order to slander him. As a result, Guju, Yujin, and the members of Mr. Children face a hard time.
“Mr. Idol”, which stars Kim Soo-Ro, Park Ye-jin, Ji Hyun Woo, and Jay Park, opens in its native land this October. The trailer and posters have been embedded below.
Source: Film Smash