You're My Pet (film)

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You're My Pet
You'reMyPet2011Poster.jpg
Promotion poster for You're My Pet
Hangul
Revised Romanization Neoneun Pet
McCune–Reischauer Nŏ-nŭn P‘et
Directed by Kim Byeong-kon
Based on Kimi wa Petto 
by Yayoi Ogawa
Starring Kim Ha-neul
Jang Keun-suk
Distributed by Lotte
Release dates
  • 10 November 2011 (2011-11-10)
Running time
110 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$7,039,663[1]

You're My Pet (Hangul: 너는 펫; RR: Neoneun Pet) is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy film based on the manga of the same name, You're My Pet by Yayoi Ogawa. It co-stars Kim Ha-neul and Jang Keun-suk[2] and directed by Kim Byeong-kon.[3] It is released on 10 November 2011 by Lotte and ran at 110 minutes.[4]

Cast[edit]

Plot[edit]

The film centers around a young and ambitious woman named Ji Eun-Yi (Kim Ha-neul) and her human pet (Jang Keun-suk).

After her fiancé leaves her for his mistress and Ji Eun-Yi is demoted at work, she stumbles across a young injured homeless man in a box outside her condominium. She takes him in and becomes attached to him. As a joke, she says she wants to keep him as a pet, and to her surprise, the young man agrees. She names him Momo, after her beloved dog from her childhood. Ji Eun-Yi provides room and board, and Momo provides unconditional love and loyalty. Momo, whose name is Kang In-Ho, is a dance child prodigy who gradually brings happiness to his master's life.

Despite his growing affection for her, Ji Eun-Yi says there is no romance of any sort in their relationship. However, sexual tension gradually arises as the two spend more time together. But not only does Ji Eun-Yi struggle with her feelings for the young guy, she also needs to keep him a secret from her co-workers, especially her former college classmate and new romantic interest Woo-seong.

Reception[edit]

In Korea, the film sold 209,318 tickets in the first five days,[5] ranked fourth and grossed ₩1.8 billion in its first week of release[6] and grossed a total closed to ₩3.8 billion after four weeks of screening.[7]

In Japan, the film was released on 21 January 2012 by Toho. It ranked fifth and grossed ¥68 million in its first week of release[8] and grossed a total of ¥281 million after three weeks on 92 screens.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Box office by Country: You're My Pet". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-06-04
  2. ^ "장근석 부모님께 죄송, 내가 이런 성격이라 [Jang Geun Suk talks about being a pet in You’re My Pet]" Nate News. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-19 (Korean)
  3. ^ "장근석 김하늘과 키스신, 혼신을 다했다" Star News (Naver). 5 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-19 (Korean)
  4. ^ "You're My Pet (2011)" Korea Film Biz Zone (Korean Film Council) Retrieved 2012-04-20
  5. ^ Paquet, Darcy "Box office, November 2 - 15" Korea Film Biz Zone (Korean Film Council) 18 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-04-20
  6. ^ "South Korea Box Office: November 11–13, 2011" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  7. ^ "South Korea Box Office: December 2–4, 2011" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  8. ^ "Japan Box Office: January 21–22, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19
  9. ^ "Japan Box Office: February 4–5, 2012" Box Office Mojo. Retrieved 2012-04-19

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