#20 Speedy Scandal

Dear Rache,

Here is a movie familiar to all of us. One of the many reasons that made me love this movie is its effect on us as a team. I believe that through this movie, we’ve all become closer, as we found out our liking for that cute kid, that kind of humor, and that movie genre.

Speedy Scandal tells an unusual story of a selfish radio personality in his late 30’s who lived like a bachelor, until he receives a radio caller whose life story makes his radio program rack up in ratings. He unwittingly weaves himself into the life story of the radio caller by giving her advice, and things become complicated when he realizes that he is the main source of the caller’s problem, as he is the long lost father the caller (a young single mom) has been trying to get in touch with. This makes him a grandfather when he’s not even 40, and Nam can’t live with that as he thinks he is a radio star, and his reputation is very important to him.

Rache, this will be the first time we ask you to respond, just for us to know if you’re really reading this blog. Here’s the instruction: I am going to write my 5 favorite moments in this movie, and you will respond by typing your own 5 in the comments section.

#1: The opening credits – how I wish I lived in his house, where everything is organized and functional. And how I wish I thought of and made that opening credit. Now it makes me want to make one for our lip dub.

#2: Ki-dong acting as a spy who eavesdropped on the principal, in order to get to know her better. He then passes the info to Nam, and in return, Ki-dong gets whatever he wants.

#3: The first night his daughter and grandson stayed in his condo – Nam didn’t listen to his daughter Hwang Jeong-nam when she said that her son Hwang Ki-dong sleep walks. Nam had to learn it the hard way when Ki-dong sleep walked on him in the kitchen one silent night.

#4: Nam and Ki-dong playing Go-Stop – when Nam wanted so desperately to win over Ki-dong, he resorted to cheating. And when Ki-dong caught him, pshhhhhh!


#5: The ending – who doesn’t like singing at the end of a comedy film? Especially if the song is Katrina and the Waves’s “Walking on Sunshine”? And we see how the whole family is musically inclined, with Nam on lead guitar, Jeong-nam on vocals, and Ki-dong on keyboard. All in all, it’s not a bad ending for a light hearted film.

Laughter is the best medicine, they say. And in your down moments, you can depend on this movie to lift up your spirit. I mean just look at this face, really. 🙂

P.S. Now go write your own 5 moments 😉 


About 500 Movies for Rache

Rache is one of our friends, who, though smart and wonderful in every way imaginable, is particularly deficient in terms of her film knowledge. Now no friend of ours can be allowed to go on believing that movies such as Batang X and Little Mermaid 2 represent the height of cinematic excellence. And so, it is with a mixture of compassion and messianic complex, that we've decided to watch and review 500 movies for Rache, until March 31, 2011. There are three of us behind this blog, and we have decided that there is only one way to go about the movie-picking and reviewing process: indiscriminately. We will sit through the campy and the compelling, the indie films and the blockbusters, the critics' darlings and the straight-to-video. This is how much we love you Rachel. This is also - let's face it - how much we love ourselves. By March of 2011, we hope to have a good cross-section of cinematic genres, traditions, cultures and periods. (But in all likelihood, it will be mostly Hollywood fare). So Rache, our dear, pretty, wonderful, cinematically-clueless friend, and the many others just like her, THIS BLOG IS FOR YOU.
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3 Responses to #20 Speedy Scandal

  1. This brings to mind such happy memories! Summer 2010, woohoo! 🙂

  2. rubeeebs says:

    OMGEEEEE! Summer, please come back to us soooooooon so we can watch movies like these as a team 😀

  3. Ellehcar says:

    1. Opening credits as well. His apartment, jazz background music (actually, I’m not sure of what I’m saying. haha), spotlessly clean. Then next morning, his daughter and Ki-dong created such a mess. HAHA! I love the REF! So hi-tech and when he cut the orange, I was reminded of Tora Dora 🙂

    2. Nam trying to convince them there’s not much resemblance between him and his daughter. But the daughter kept on proving him wrong until he pointed to his lips to which his daughter replied “Thank God!”

    3. When his daughter said “Why do I have to say I have no father when I do have one?” and “I’m here. Why do you wish that I wasn’t here?” That alone broke my heart. And when he replied “I never wanted you,” I was shattered. Huhu!

    4. The dramatic scene when she realized her child was gone. I cried real tears especially when she went up the stage like a crazy woman without shoes. And he said to the bouncers, “Hey asshole, take your hands off her!”

    5. I was both laughing and crying when this conversation took place. This was when the daughter’s ex-bf confronted Nam, thinking that Nam is the father of her lost child, not the grandpa.
    Daughter to her ex-bf: You are our child’s father!
    Nam to daughter: You said he died?!
    Daughter to Nam: Just kill him now!

    SPEEDY SCANDAL -one of the best comedy movies ever! 😀

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