Thursday Movie Picks #6: Romantic Comedies

Happy Thursday from Indonesia again! Back to Thursday Movie Picks hosted by Wandering through the Shelves Blog again.

The series is getting much more interesting now; new theme’s coming every week and it gets more and more fun. For further details about this series, please visit the series main page here.

This week’s Thursday Movie Picks is Romantic Comedy, and here comes my picks:


01. (500) Days of Summer (2009): Who doesn’t like this romance? I never know whether Tom (Gordon-Levitt) and Summer (Deschanel) were making a romantic comedy, but the bittersweet of their relationship is just too ridiculous and sweet at once. Oh, well, Tom is over-sensitive as a boy while Summer is completely bipolar; and they make a cute couple, who shouted “P*nis!” in crowd, or made out in an IKEA store, or even argued about who’s gonna be Sid or Nancy.


02. I’m Cyborg but That’s OK (a.k.a Saibogujiman Kwenchana) (2006): It’s the sanest movie from Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker, et al) but for me it’s a great romantic comedy although both elements were not as obvious as it seems. It takes places in a mental hospital and what we see is a couple of mentally distracted people trying to get attached to each other without realizing it. One is a girl who thinks she’s a cyborg and the other is a man who thinks he can steal everything, including people’s soul. Sane, yes? Romantic, yes? Hilarious, yes?


03. My Sassy Girl (2002): This is my favorite romantic comedy ever (though the remake version didn’t nail it the way the original did). A boy—left from his aunt who wanted to acquaint him to a girl he doesn’t know—met a broken-hearted girl on a subway; and what happens after that is all the ridiculous thing. This is, I might say, a romantic comedy version of Gone Girl relationship. And remember, this is a beautiful Korean movie made before all the pretty Korean stars were known. OH, THIS IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

So, that’s my list; have a great Thursday everybody! Oh, 2 Korean movies there.



Author: Paskalis Damar AK

A Bali-based blogger. A cinema loner and self-claimed movie fan since 2013. Public Relation in non-cinematic world.

14 thoughts on “Thursday Movie Picks #6: Romantic Comedies”

  1. I’m a Cyborg but That’s OK has been on my shelf forever and I still haven’t got to it yet. My Sassy Girl I know is extremely popular, especially in Asia I think, but it didn’t quite win me over. The “sassy” girl is a little too manic for me. (500) Days of Summer on the other hand I absolutely love.


    1. You need to see the Cyborg, but I think you need to see other Chan-wook’s movies as well 🙂 well, the sassy girl is quite unrealistic and too good to be true, but I liked it best!
      Glad we’re on the same side on Summer!


  2. 500 Days of Summer far exceeds the expectations of the genre it has unfortunately been lumped into. It’s a wonderful film – sharp, and fresh!


  3. I love 500 Days of Summer! Such a fantastic film. I’ve never seen the other two, but they sound really interesting. Especially Cyborg, I loved Oldboy and Stoker.


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