[KMovie] 200 Pounds Beauty

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200 Pounds Beauty (미녀는 괴로워 - Minyeo-neun goerowo)

200 Pounds Beauty is an award-winning 2006 South Korean comedy based on a Japanese manga, Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu (カンナさん大成功です!) by Yumiko Suzuki. The literal meaning of 미녀는 괴로워 is 'Being Beautiful is Agonizing.' The story tells the tale about a large girl that undergoes an extreme makeover to become a pop sensation.



Kang Han-na (Kim Ah-jung) is an overweight phone sex employee and a secret vocalist for Ammy, a famous Korean pop singer who actually lip syncs as she cannot sing. Instead of being famous for her own amazing vocal talent, Han-na hides behind Ammy's performance stage and sings during Ammy's concerts, and records all of Ammy's songs. One day, Ammy ungratefully humiliates her in front of the music company's director Sang-jun (Ju Jin-mo) during his birthday party, knowing full well that Han-na has a crush on him. While crying in the bathroom, Han-na overhears Sang-jun telling Ammy that even though they are just using Han-na for her voice, they must be kind to her so she will not walk out on them. Heartbroken, Han-na attempts suicide but is interrupted by a phone call from one of her phone sex regulars who happens to be a top cosmetic surgeon. She decides to get a head-to-toe makeover instead. The surgeon at first refuses to operate on Han-na, but Han-na threatens to blackmail the surgeon by telling his wife about his calls. Then, Han-na makes a moving speech that she does not want to undergo surgery merely to be beautiful, but for the sake of love and as a boost in confidence, and the surgeon is deeply moved. Han-na puts herself in seclusion for a year as she recovers from the changes.

When she comes back from the hospital, Han-na is incredibly beautiful and slender. No one, not even her best friend, Chung-min, recognizes her. With Chung-min's help, she creates a new identity for herself; she is now a Korean-American from California named Jenny. After auditioning to be Ammy's secret vocalist again, she earns her own recording contract instead from Sang-jun, claiming that she is "all-natural". In the meantime, Ammy, oblivious just like everyone else of Han-na's new identity, desperately tries to find Han-na so that she can record her own postponed album (since she cannot sing the songs herself) by spending time with Hanna's father who is in a hospital with some mental problems, possibly Alzheimer's. Meanwhile, romance begins to blossom between "Jenny" and Sang-Jun, as he continues to promote Jenny, in effect boosting Hanna's confidence on her new self. However, Ammy, through spending time with Han-na's father and Jenny, eventually realizes that this Jenny is actually Han-na in disguise.

During a date one night, as sparks fly, Jenny supposedly stripped for Sang-Jun in the character of a nurse, through a phone sex session. [not shown on camera, of course] After Jenny has fallen asleep, he sees the African character Jenny had drawn on the glass and realizes it was a sign he had seen before. He remembers that when Han-na still existed and he had not met "Jenny" yet, Han-na had drawn the exact same signs on a sheet of music. Then he adds all of the signs up and realizes as well that "Jenny" is actually Kang Han-na but he keeps this information to himself.

"Jenny's" debut single 'Maria' becomes a hit and the recording company holds a party to celebrate its release. On the day of a party however, Ammy brings "Jenny's" father, in an attempt to blow Han-na's cover. Han-na's father tries to return Han-na's Barbie doll to her, which has always been Han-na's favourite childhood gift from him. Startled by the sudden appearance of her father and not knowing how to react in front of all the people, including Sang-jun, Han-na denies knowing her father and calls him a fan instead when Sang-jun asks her if the old man is her guest. As her father keeps on insisting on giving the doll to Han-na, Sang-jun drags him away from Jenny and accidentally knocks him down onto the floor. Desperate to keep her true identity a secret, Han-na made no move to help her father. It was Chung-min who finally helps him up, casts Jenny a furious look and leads Hanna's father away from the party.

After the party, Sang-jun and 'Jenny' were the only ones left in the room. Sang-jun reveals to 'Jenny' that he knows her true identity but is now cold and distant. He seems to be unable to forgive her for lying to him but says that he will still work to promote 'Jenny' and carry on with her concert scheduled the next day. Han-na breaks down at this point, heartbroken and unable to pretend to be someone else anymore. Han-na tells him that it is incredibly frustrating and painful not being able to be just be herself but have to live a lie, especially in front of him. The surgery that took a whole year to recover from was not nearly as painful as realizing that she still could not be close to Sang-jun. As Sang-jun tries to comfort her, she brushed away his efforts saying, "You broke my heart. Tissue paper cannot fix it."

The day of "Jenny's" first concert, Sang-jun still insisted on continuing Jenny's concert, despite his father's protests. Later, he encourages a distraught Jenny to do this concert, not for the sake of the fans or the company but for herself, thus implying that he has forgiven her and will continue to support her. At the concert, Jenny couldn't sing and later breaks down from the pressure of seeing her father being dragged away by security and tells everybody to stop. She then reveals to the public that Jenny is a "fake," and that she is not "all-natural", as she had claimed, but is "plastic". However, nobody seems to believe her. She proceeds tearfully to tell the large crowd her story: how she has abandoned everything that is dear to her - her best friend and father - to get to where she is. She also tells the crowd about how along the way to fame and fortune she has also lost her own identity and that she now no longer knows who she is. Just then, the screens behind her on the stage started to show a clip of the old, obese Han-na, singing angelically. Han-na turns around and sees her old image and tells the crowd that the image is the real her. The crowd, moved by her sincere confession, responds by chanting "It's okay," and Han-na rekindles her relationships with her father and best friend. She drops the stage name "Jenny" and re-releases a CD with her own name, Hanna, and becomes a highly successful music artist, gaining many fans and anti-fans along the way. Sang-jun realizes the very thing about Han-na that had always drawn him to her was Han-na's innocence. However he also realizes that she has moved on and is now content with who she is,


* Kim Ah-jung - Kang Han-na
* Ju Jin-mo - Sang-jun


The title song in the movie is a cover of the Blondie song "Maria", sung in Korean by the movie's star, Kim Ah-jung. The Korean modern rock band Loveholic also appears on the 200 Pounds Beauty soundtrack.

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the plot was so long :joops: ....I luv this drama :laugh:
u will luv it too!!!:otsu:
[edit]Last edit by giran on Friday 27 Feb, 2009 at 11:57 +2.2%[/edit]

10yr ago
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permalink this is movie..not drama...:-)

10yr ago
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permalink first time introduced by my friends then i starting fall in love....um~
she's damn pretty!
i love all of their theme songs..especially ..i'm a beautiful girl!!! hehe~

10yr ago
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Quote by dewiku
this is movie..not drama...:-)

really???sorry..i though is a drama :RBblush: :RBfrown: ....

10yr ago
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permalink The song "Maria" is the best song even though i havent heard the rest.

I really want to see the movie.
It sounds so interesting.

10yr ago
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permalink i like this movie too!!
i like her song "Byul" :RBhalo:
[size=8]*click to see the video*[/size]

10yr ago
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permalink i actually saw this movie yesterday and i love it!!
its very funny:giggle:

10yr ago
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permalink I love this movie! :D
And the song Maria was awesome!

10yr ago
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permalink I saw it on YesAsia and went to check it out. I loved it. It was a awesome movie. :)[edit]Last edit by Zuki on Sunday 01 Mar, 2009 at 20:43 +58.3%[/edit]

10yr ago
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permalink 200 Pounds Beauty is a romantic comedy
my favorite genre ever :laugh: :laughing: :D

what is the song title of the song when she's having a singing audition?

10yr ago
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permalink dude i love this movie.....it had everything in my opinion and i loved the song maria.....i think that the korean version is alot better then the english one

10yr ago
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permalink ehm.. funny movie and quite touching too esp. when her father give her the doll...

10yr ago
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permalink I like this movie... even though durig some parts of the movie I was freakin mad... especially during the scene of the birthday party and the dress... that was just wrong... but did anyone else think that the main female actor looks like an asian jessica alba or is that just me

10yr ago
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permalink i love this one
hana and jenny!!

9yr ago
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permalink This Movie is really good...loved it right from the beggining...
I cant help it :laughing:

9yr ago
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permalink ii love this movieeeee ;)

9yr ago
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permalink Maria.. Ave maria !!!

9yr ago
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permalink i had no idea the history behind this story line. the first post was a very interesting read about where this thing came from.

I am not much of love movie type of person. I liked Casablanca and that is the closest thing to a romantic type thing that I ever watch. Still, I heard the song Maria on the site several months ago. In the comments is stated that it was from a Korean Movie. I watched the moving thinking that there might be some other good songs in it. Which by the way there are several other good songs in the movie.

Still I was not aware of what the plot was in any form. I did not understand the Korean from the video and made not connection that the large girl because the skinny girl in the course of the movie.

When I watched the movie I started to figure all of this out. When I understood where this was going I began to feel this was one of those stupid movies where the girl ends up with the guy. Frankly after her transformation the movie had all of the expected plot twists.

Still I was fascinated by how well all of this was carried off and the ability of the actors. When the record producer confronted his father and broke his drink glass defending the girl it was a very powerful scene. Much more powerful than you typically find in the type of movie. I was very impressed.

This was one of those things that surprised me with it's depth and how well it was acted and put together.

9yr ago
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permalink hahaha!!
although i don't watch Kmovie a lot, i had the nerve to like this movie XD
the story is cute..
i like the lead actress :)
she has a very powerful voice..

9yr ago
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permalink I love love love this movie! cried at the end!
this is such a wonderful movie!

9yr ago
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permalink WAAA...

I LOVE this movie.

It made me cry a lot.
I like Kin Ah-Joong here. I Like her voice a lot.


9yr ago
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9yr ago
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[size=9]200 Pounds is so hilariously funny.
I never get tired of watching it.
It has a mixture of all my fave things in a movie.
There's the humour, the self improvement of a person(when she turned skinny)
and the music.

9yr ago
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permalink the movie was good i enjoyed watching i also liked the songs she sang.. i also liked the funny parts of the movie :)

9yr ago
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permalink I've already watched a long time ago and it really is beautiful...

I've learned quite a lesson there you know...

well, every movie or drama gives lesson and it varies.... I love the thought of it.

9yr ago
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permalink the songs from the movie were on repeat on my ipod ever since I watched the movie and I love the dresses she wears~!

9yr ago
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permalink I love the story band also the song.But I dont know the title,maybe AVE MARIA.I totally love it :RBheart:

9yr ago
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permalink well,one of my favorite movie,whit the soundtrack Ave Maria.I love the song and totally good.I love this typical film.someone fat become slim and beautiful but she still have kind of heart,but the story isnt have something special.just lke another movie.

9yr ago
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permalink I cried at the end and...it was so touching!!! :RBcrying: :RBcrying:
That man...I don´t like him..at the moment he said: We using her!!!...I disliked him...such a asshole :RBveryAngry: , ahh sorry!!! :RBfrown:
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8yr ago
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permalink This movie is amazing! So funny and every now and then I will just watch it again, this is definitely one of my all time favourite Korean movies! And the song Maria was really good, there were other songs I also enjoyed in this movie, it is a def must see for those who haven't seen it yet!

8yr ago
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permalink OMG! lOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

8yr ago
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permalink I love this movie it made me laugh and cry xD

8yr ago
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permalink i like this movie

her voice is sooooo gorgeous
especially "maria "

8yr ago
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permalink sooo good. It made me cry to relate Han-na to my life...sooo sad. But I adore her voice! Mariaaaaaa...ave mariaaa. My fav song. The ending was so sad and happy I cried forever...I just went up to my room after the movie was over and I just cried and cried and bawled my eyes out...

8yr ago
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permalink LOVE LOVE LOVE this film, it has such a sad but happy ending :)

8yr ago
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permalink this movie is good..
with some weakness..
overall... I love it...
especially the song [i]Maria [/i]is the hit song..
I love that part when she sings it... rocks !!!

8yr ago
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permalink When ever I remember this movie, one thing comes to mind - 200 pounds? Honey, you ain't seen fat yet.

7yr ago
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permalink I just watched this movie again.

5yr ago
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permalink haha this was my very first korean movie i'ved watched :) love this

5yr ago
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permalink love this movie , made me cry and laugh <3 sensitive feelings :( hehehh

3yr ago
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permalink I loved this movie so much!~ :moved:
The storyline was very interesting :)

3yr ago
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permalink Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaa~ Hahahahaha. It's the first K movie I'd watched completely.

3yr ago
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permalink I never got to finish this movie but I loved what I had seen~lots of comedy but sad yet realistic scenes too

3yr ago
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permalink I love this movie! :D

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