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Movie 'My Girlfriend is an Agent' Raises Expectations

2009/04/27 | 871 views | Permalink | Source

Many have been having high hopes for the comedy movie "My Girlfriend is an Agent", which is expected to become as big a hit as "Speedy Scandal" was early this year.

A love story about two special agents from the National Intelligence Service, this movie has recorded reservation rates of over 30 percent on major booking Web sites, such as Maxmovie and Interpark, since its opening on April 22. Moreover, it stands a high chance of topping the box office on the first weekend since its premiere.

"My Girlfriend is an Agent" has received rave reviews for the comical acting of Kim Ha-neul and Kang Ji-hwan, who portray two characters with contrasting personalities and their adventures as they strive to keep a secret.

"Monsters vs. Aliens", the first ambitious 3D production from DreamWorks, has lost many reservations to "My Girlfriend is an Agent". It is currently trailing "My Girlfriend is an Agent" with a reservation rates of 10-20 percent.

Unlike last week, when many new movies opened, this week it was only 5 new movies.

"Sisters on the Road", starring Gong Hyo-jin and Shin Min-ah as sisters, opened on April 23 through the art film brand "Movie Collage". It is a poignant depiction of the psychology of young women trapped by a family secret.

Other movies to open concurrently include the Russian melodrama "The Admiral", which is based on the real-life story about the last Russian admiral Alexander Kolchak, and the German and Finnish psychological drama "Black Ice", about a middle-aged woman whose husband commits adultery.

Attention is focusing on whether the commercial film "Private Eye", which has drawn over 1.5 million viewers, and the independent film "Breathless", which drew more than 30,000 viewers just a week after its opening, will remain as popular as before.

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