I’m not a huge fan of those human-dramas — the ones where someone has an illness and you know the rest… A Moment to Remember definitely falls into that human-drama / romance category of a typical Korean tearjerker. So even though I don’t really enjoy watching these types of films, there were some things I liked about this one — but more that I didn’t.
I liked that the movie can clearly be broken up into parts or plot segments. The first half of the movie doesn’t even seem like a human-drama, just a romance. And I quite enjoyed the early parts of the movie. There are subtle hints that the theme is about relationships, life and all that jazz.
Then it progressively turns and the story of loss, burden and illness takes center. So while I don’t generally like these types of films, I also didn’t like the way in which this one was done. Too curvy and rushed in storytelling for the second half. A change in pace is one thing, but its another to be bombarded with melodramatic underwhelming scenes and story points. Other things I didn’t like mainly had to do with some plot holes and characters (acting?) — the doctor mainly.
aparoo says 3/5, decent tearjerker maybe; great film no.
aparoo’s words: human drama, romance, love story, illness, disease, loss, burden, relationship