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Saturday, February 26, 2005

Review: "The Scarlet Letter" (2004)

This will be quick.
Since there was not a lot of buzz about this movie previously, I never thought of getting it for myself. But recent events have prompted me to get this movie for me to find out one thing.
What was it that was in this movie that allegedy drove lead star Lee Eun Joo to suicide?
Not to be confused with the Demi Moore movie, The Scarlet Letter is the story of a homicide detective and the lives of three women intertwined by circumstances of betrayal, deception and desire.

Remarkably sacreligious and gory in some parts for a Korean movie, The Scarlet Letter was meant to be a dark tale told in a well lighted, well ventilated setting. Kind of like dinuguan served in fine crystal.
Lee apparently has remarkable skill in absorbing a character, but obviously had problems disassociating herself from her roles.
The movie is mediocre at best, but a testament of how a role can affect an actor in real life.

Rocketboy's Rating: ** (2 out of 5)


Blogger jegs said...

koreans, like the japs and chinese are among the saddest people in asia. maybe thats y.

2:31 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Got this off my Korean student who subscribes to showbiz tabloids. ITo palang si Lee Eun-Jee(sp?) apparently may sex video, with his brother o cousin or something like that. At kaya siya magpapakamatay ay dahil itong incestous partner niya ay magaasawa. 'Di rin ako naniniwalang nagpakamatay siya dahil sa nude scenes niya sa Scarlet Letter. Kasi naghubad na siya noon pa sa Virgin Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors. Tatlong lalaki na nga sumuso sa tonguts niya noon.

-Allan and Jane

8:26 PM


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