Audience Award, 2013 Udine Far East Film Festival
The West Coast Premiere of:
'How To Use Guys With Secret Tips' (2013) (Trailer below)
From the SD Asian Film Festival site:
"Like a Mentos in your mouth, 'How To Use Guys With Secret Tips' is easily the most refreshing, visually effervescent, off-kilter romantic comedy out of Korea this year. Make that from anywhere. It’s a seesaw of mania and comedy, bouncing around in a visual wonderland filled with laugh-out-loud humor and breakout star turns by Oh Jung-Se and the perpetually interesting Lee Si-Young, last seen together in 'Couples'."
"The title’s glitchy retro grammar says it all. A happy mix of B-movies from the 60s, Three Stooges antics, and female how-to aesthetics, 'How To Use Guys' brings us Choi Bona, a surly advertising assistant who glares through fluffy bangs and cinched hoodie as she is continually overworked and dumped on by her male peers. On one advertising shoot, Bona butts heads with Lee Seung-jae, an eccentric pop star on the verge of losing his celebrity luster. After stumbling on a self-help VHS box-set (VHS!), Bona unleashes Dr. Swarski, a William Shatner-esque video genie who infects the film with throwback gender advice."
"The real treat is Lee Si-Young whose Bona is Unabomber meets Pikachu, unapologetic, charming, and a perfect parry to Oh’s preening comedy. Startlingly, 'How To Use Guys' is the debut from Lee Won-Suk, who doesn’t stray too far from the rules of romantic comedy but delivers with unforgettable mentholated happy freshness." –Christina Ree
Lee Won-Suk / South Korea / 2013 / romantic comedy / 116 mins / Korean with English subtitles / West Coast Premiere
Event Host: Robb
Special Note: Tickets may sell out...so you'll want to order them online ahead of time at the following link: Click Here For Tickets
When and Where: We'll meet up in the lobby of Cinepolis at 6:50pm and head into the theater at 7:00pm. The movie starts at 7:15pm. If you don't get there until after 7:00pm...no problem...you can either find us in the theater or look for us in the lobby after the film.
After the Film: We might swing by somewhere close to chat and have a drink if enough folks are up for it.