Aren't there times when you wish you could relive your high school days? The teenage crushes, the easy classes, the massive schoolyard gang fights...what, you didn't have those? Then you must not have gone to school with Yoon Eun-Hye in Escaping Charisma, or Jung Jun Ho in My Boss, My Hero. But don't worry, Viki's got you covered. Find out what you were missing out on in school with these great Korean comedy movies!
Escaping from Charisma (카리스마 탈출기) is not only a hilarious school comedy, but also the 2006 acting debut of Yoon Eun-hye -- who went on to star in wildly popular dramas such as Goong (Princess Hours), Coffee Prince, and Lie to Me. In this film, she plays tomboy and boxer Han Min Joo, who expresses her feelings for a classmate named Han Soo in rather violent ways, especially after she finds out he has a crush on the pretty girl in school. This movie is available worldwide, except in Korea.
Escaping from Charisma
Mr. Wacky (생날 선생) is about that young, hip substitute teacher who you suspect leads a double life as a wild party animal. Spoiled, lazy Woo Ju Ho agreed to teach high school for 2 years so that he wouldn't get disowned by his wealthy grandfather. After witnessing his horrible teaching ability, one of the other teachers at his school decided to step in and set Ju Ho straight -- but it wasn't easy. This film is available to viewers worldwide, except in Korea.
My Boss, My Hero (두사부일체) is about a gang leader whose intelligence was such an embarrassment to his crew that they voted to send him back to school -- tough luck! Starring a younger Jung Jun Ho, who you may remember as Sa Woo from IRIS, this movie is the first in a popular comedy trilogy about the adventures of a Korean mafia group; the last movie in the series is Mafia, the Salesman. Both of these films are available to viewers worldwide, except in select countries.
My Boss, My Hero
What's your favorite movie that takes you back to the glory days of high school?