This may have simply been the result of the films on offer, rather than any general waning of interest on the part of the local audience.
Nonetheless, there was a sense of Korean cinema coming back to earth after the heady days of 20.
The friendly proprietor, who carries a knowing glint in his eye, takes her picture.It's only later, after she's left the studio and is riding the bus, that she sees her reflection in the window and realizes that something fundamental has changed. Of course, none of her family or acquaintances can recognize her in her new guise.She is never far from a confrontation, whether it be a good-natured spat with her colleage Mr.Park or a jealous row with her rival Okja, or a volley of complaints fired at her daughter-in-law.(Written on May 30) Reviewed below: Miss Granny (Jan 22) -- Venus Talk (Feb 13) -- Tabloid Truths (Feb 20) -- Broken (Apr 10) -- Han Gong-ju (Apr 17) -- A Girl at My Door (May 22) -- A Hard Day (May 29) -- The Admiral: Roaring Currents (Jul 30) -- Haemoo (Aug 13) -- My Ordinary Love Story (Aug 20) -- Tunnel 3D (Aug 20) -- Tazza: The Hidden Card (Sep 3) -- Hill of Freedom (Sep 4) -- The Wicked (Sep 11) -- Cart (Nov 13) -- My Love, Don't Cross That River (Nov 27) -- The Royal Tailor (Dec 24) -- How to Steal a Dog (Dec 31).
Having lived a hard life and reached her seventies, Oh Mal-soon is a woman who doesn't take any crap from anyone.Most notably, she still acts and speaks like the 70-year-old woman who stirs up trouble wherever she goes.Miss Granny was Korean cinema's first smash hit of 2014, a film that left audiences roaring with laughter.But when he turns up the next day with a bouquet of flowers, she finds herself in the middle of an awkward situation.Mi-yeon (Moon So-ri, Ha Ha Ha) believes there to be no major problem in her relationship with her husband, the owner of a gas station.It is the image of an elderly woman's dialect coming out of the mouth of Shim Eun-gyeong that provides for this film's greatest spectacle.