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[2009] Mong Em Hạnh Phúc - More Than Blue - Kwon Sang Woo, Lee Bo Young

Status: HD

Đạo diễn: Won Tae Yeon

Diễn viên: Kwon Sang WooLee Bo YoungLee Bum Soo

Quốc gia: Hàn Quốc

Năm phát hành: 2009

Thời lượng: 105 Phút

Tình trạng: HD-720p

Thể loại: Tình Cảm

"More than blue" là một bộ phim cảm động, lãng mạn về tình yêu của Kei (nam tài tử điển trai Kwon Sang Woo) và Cream (Hoa hậu Lee Bo Young). Cả hai đều là trẻ mồ côi, Kei bị cha mẹ bỏ rơi trong khi Cream lại mất cả gia đình…

Câu chuyện bắt đầu tại một trường trung học, khi Kei tình cờ gặp Cream - một cô gái cá tính mạnh mẽ, anh đã đem lòng yêu cô ngay từ giây phút đầu tiên ấy.

Số phận đã đưa hai người đến gần với nhau khi Cream dọn đến ở cùng nhà với Kei. Họ chung sống với nhau như anh trai và em gái. Kei luôn âm thầm nuôi dưỡng tình yêu đơn phương dành cho Cream và kiên nhẫn đợi chờ cô lần lượt đi qua từ mối tình này đến mối tình khác.

Hàng ngày, Kei bày tỏ tình yêu của mình dành cho Cream qua những lời hát mộc mạc như: “Đến kiếp sau, anh hy vọng được sinh ra làm một chiếc nhẫn, một quyển nhật ký hay một chiếc giuờng, để em có thể mua anh về và anh luôn được ở bên em...”.

Mối tình đơn phương mãnh liệt được đẩy tới cao trào khi Kei phát hiện mình mắc bệnh ung thư. Trong khoảng thời gian ít ỏi còn lại của đời mình, anh quyết định tác hợp người phụ nữ mình yêu  với một người đàn ông độc thân đáng tin cậy là Joo Hwan (Lee Bum So)… 
Poster phim "Mong em hạnh phúc"

Với mô tuýp quen thuộc của dòng phim tình cảm ướt át “mác” Hàn Quốc, Mong em hạnh phúc lôi cuốn hơn với sự góp mặt của nam tài tử điển trai Kwon Sang Woo và hoa hậu xinh đẹp Lee Bo Young.

Bộ phim đã gây bất ngờ khi làm nên cơn sốt vé tại Hàn Quốc ngay trong tuần đầu tiên công chiếu giữa tháng 3 vừa rồi. Vượt qua các phim hành động đình đám khác như Watchmen, Dragonball Evolution, Friday The 13th 13… More than blue vẫn dẫn đầu bảng xếp hạng doanh thu trong nhiều ngày công chiếu tại Hàn Quốc.

Mong em hạnh phúc (More than blue), có tên ban đầu là "A Sadder Story Than Sadness", "Sad Sad Love", "Sadder Than Sadness"… Dù có nhiều tựa khác nhau, song dễ nhận thấy đây là bộ phim được dự báo sẽ lấy khá nhiều nước mắt của khán giả. Tuy nhiên, dưới bàn tay đạo diễn của nhà thơ tình nổi tiếng của Hàn Quốc, Won Tae Yeon, bộ phim đã mang sắc thái lãng mạn, cổ điển rất riêng.

More than Blue

Story: K (Kwon Sang-woo) is the producer of a successful radio show and shares an apartment with Cream (Lee Bo-young), a songwriter, for many years already. The two are orphans since early childhood and have developed more than just a relationship between brother and sister. However, every time when a confession of love is about to be made, K retreats into his shell. He has a got reason to do so, though, because what Cream doesn't know is that he suffers from a fatal form of cancer. He hasn't much time left and therefore wants to protect her from suffering the pain of loss. When Cream seemingly has interest in the rich dentist Cha Ju-hwan (Lee Beom-su), K decides to arrange a marriage between them. Still, getting them together isn't that easy either as Cha is still engaged with the photographer Jenna (Jeong Ae-yeon). K is doing everything in his power to bring Cream and Cha together, but time is running out on him... 

Review: "More than Blue" is quality-wise one of the better tearjerkers, which will surely have no problem finding its fans, especially among the female audience members. Still, whether the movie is actually good or not is another question that needs to be answered here. Because even though well-known clichés are utilized only carefully they are still to be found everywhere in the movie. Naturally, this starts with the very fact that K is suffering from a fatal illness. Moreover, it isn't the first time this story is told. "Christmas in August" already had this theme in its center and conveyed it technically a lot more delicate, subtle and emotionally involving. Thus, "More than Blue" can only arouse interest with its polished looks and the actors. Unfortunately, there are some mishaps concerning the characters and to make things worse there is a certain kind of unfocusedness running through the film. 

Especially in the beginning the film centers too much around side stories and characters, that actually aren't important for the rest of the movie. The reason for that is that the filmmakers seemingly wanted to create some kind of framework story in which they implemented an embedded narrative. But for what purpose? There is no need for that in fact, and it's even an ungainly choice of narrative for "More than Blue" to be frank.
After all, the movie manages to surprise us with a twist at the end, which some viewers might not have expected in this way. However, if you watch carefully you will know in advance what to anticipate as the behavior of some characters is at times so incomprehensible, that this solution is the only one to come up with. Still, the film has some serious problems when it comes to the side plots, e.g. the story revolving around Jenna which seems futile and also predictable. 

Unfortunately, it doesn't get better when it comes to the main characters. Kwon Sang-woo ("Once upon a Time in High School", "Almost Love") delivers a very reserved performance, yet still manages to convey his deep-seated pain buried within and his hidden (or maybe not so hidden) love for Cream to the screen every now and then. Lee Bo-yeong ("Once upon a Time", "A Dirty Carnival") on the other hand needs a lot longer before she can win over the viewer. Somehow you get the feeling that another actress could have done a better job in her place. Her portrayal is too shallow, only towards the end she manages to get things right. Sadly, that's a bit too late, since there are quite some lost opportunities along the way. The chemistry between K and Cream is never that intimate is it was actually intended and this becomes even more apparent as there are some scenes that put just this warmth and familiarness between two friends that know each other inside out in the movie's focus, yet the spark simply can't ignite since there is a serious lack of credibility. 

As it is the regular case with tearjerkers the film starts with a more lighthearted tone, even though we know from the very beginning which fate K has to meet in the end. Anyway, we have to ask ourselves over and over again what kind of work K is exactly pursuing. Working as a producer K doesn't seem to do much if anything at all and the same goes for Cream. Apparently, those two have done something right in life, because they have no money problems. Still, you somehow feel a bit cheated as we seemingly get full insight into the private lives of the two protagonists and yet there are certain facts that are withhold from us.
The side characters, more than anyone else Cha and Jenna, were supposed to bring more color into the film, however, especially latter one has only been brought into the movie in order to give K someone who confronts him with his decision not to tell Cream of his condition and instead marry her to someone else. That's a shame, because it would have been nice if the side characters had had a little bit more life to them, too, instead of merely serving as some tools for the plot.

The biggest point of criticism is eradicated by the twist at the end, though. Those who watch the movie will know what I'm talking about. Still, despite that and some nice ideas at the end, the drama never really works the way it should, presenting us with the events we have already seen from a different point of view than that of K, still there remain some artificial colors to it. "More than Blue" has moments that can be moving, but you won't find anything new and it doesn't even make you cry either. A little bit disappointing for a movie which literal translation of the original title would be "sadder than sad".
At the end you won't regret having watched this film, there are some nice moments as already stated, others, however, are rather unoriginal. All in all, "More than Blue" is no enrichment for the genre, but simply another one of those tearjerkers that can offer you a nice evening on your couch.