[HanCinema's Film Review] "Santa Barbara" 2014/09/05,
Jeong-woo (played by Lee Sang-yoon) works as an independent freelance music writer. Conventionally speaking this would make him cool, except that we see what work is actually like for Jeong-woo and, well, it's kind of dorky. It involves lots of phone calls, moving around boring local areas and arguing over the ridiculous motivations that need to be discussed ad nauseum with his clients. He doesn't have much of a social life, either, so naturally Jeong-woo soon takes an interest in the attractive Soo-kyeong (played by Yoon Jin-seo), who he meets, like everyone else Jeong-woo meets, through work meetings,...More
Beautiful setting but dull plot in 'Santa Barbara' 2014/07/16, Source,
A combination of an exotic locale, good cuisine and a glass of wine in a romance film sounds like a visual feast for viewers. And when the destination is Santa Barbara, the beautiful, laid-back city situated on the West Coast of California, expectations especially mount up. However, in David Cho's "Santa Barbara", these magical components don't work very well,...More
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