Sun. Dec 3rd, 2023

Arguably the most important enchantment of the movie is the Wes Anderson-like fashion of all of it. Director Lee Gained-Suk clearly has a love for the flicks of the Texan director, with “Killing Romance” taking inspiration from Anderson’s use of elaborate sensible units, a vibrant colour palette, narration, title playing cards, and symmetrical imagery. That mentioned, this isn’t a mere homage or copy, however the work of a director who can take a supply of inspiration and add his personal spin to it, bringing a way of absurdity to the story that makes “Killing Romance” a hilarious riot. 

There are gags like a killer sauna and a lethal consuming competitors, a stampede of extra ostriches than you may think about, and did I point out the songs? “Killing Romance” is probably not a full-on musical, however at any time when we do get a musical quantity this can be very catchy. 

Lee Ha-nee is nice as Yeo-rae, delivering an empathetic efficiency and conveying the character’s plight in a manner that makes it extraordinarily simple to root for her. However it’s Lee Solar-kyun who steals each scene he is in. The “Parasite” actor is simply having one hell of a yr, additionally delivering killing performances in “Sleep” and “Venture Silence.” Lee performs Jonathan as a mustache-twirling (actually) cartoon villain with a penchant for shouting random English phrases. There may be not a single redeeming high quality about Jonathan, however it’s not possible to not chortle together with this monster at the same time as he does horrible issues as a result of Lee is simply that over-the-top humorous.

“Killing Romance” is a delightfully bizarre comedy that manages to the touch on severe matters like home violence, whereas by no means dropping sight of its comedic tone. With music, romance, drama, comedy, and thrills, “Killing Romance” is the complete package deal.

/Movie Score: 8 out of 10

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