Korean Movie Review – Penny Pinchers

Name – Penny Pinchers / Love & Cash
Year Released: 2011

Starring: Han Ye Seul, Song Joong Ki
IMDB Rating – 6.8/10

Story – Ji-woong is a loser who can’t find a job so he lies to his mom for money, but his mom abruptly cuts him off one day, and he becomes homeless. But that same day, salvation arrives in the form of Hong-sil who’s extremely stingy. Her hobby is visiting the bank to make savings deposits, and her specialty is selling empty glass bottles and old newspapers for cash. One day, her savings plans are brought to a screeching halt when she learns she needs a separate bank account under someone else’s name to reach her goal of 20 million dollars. That’s when Ji-woong comes into the picture. *Source IMDB

My Review/Thoughts – My reason for watching the movie was Song Joong Ki Oppa, and it made me fall in love with him even more!! The movie was a hidden gem. To be honest, it was nothing extraordinary, but it felt nice and relaxing to watch the movie. The main leads were really cute together and the chemistry between them seemed perfect to me.

The starting was a bit slow, but overall plot development was really good. The movie had such a real life feeling in it! The humorous interaction between the main leads put a smile on my face while watching the movie. The way two completely different individuals developed feelings for each other and gradually fell in love was really heartwarming. But above all, the ending just won it for me. ^_^

Song Joong Ki‘s acting was superb as expected. I fell in love with the flirtatious and spoiled Ji-woong, who was in fact a soft-hearted brat by heart. And his smile … ouff!! ❤ It was really good to see Joong ki taking different kinds of roles and pulling them off perfectly. I feel like a proud fan now. 😀 It was my first time watching ‘Han Ye Seul‘ onscreen and she was adorable beyond doubt. 

Final Thoughts – A refreshing movie about two different individuals, their struggles in life and how they get closer despite their differences. A bit slow paced, but engaging. 

My ratings – 

Story – 8.2/10
Characters – 8.8/10
Enjoyment – 9/10
OST – 7/10

– 8.5/10

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