Frivolous Wife

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Frivolous Wife
Hangul 날나리 종부전
Revised Romanization Nallari Jongbujeon
Directed by Lim Won-kook
Written by Park Yeon-seon
Starring Park Jung-ah
Park Jin-woo
Distributed by Lotte Entertainment
Release date
  • May 22, 2008 (2008-05-22)
Running time
110 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean
Box office US$160,719[1]

Frivolous Wife is a 2008 South Korean romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew.[2][3]


Cheon Yeon-soo is a beautiful, hot-headed college girl whose family became millionaires overnight. She was raised by an over-indulgent father and grew up spoiled. Yeon-soo is used to getting any man she wants, but she falls in love with her polar opposite: awkward and polite Lee Jeong-do. Jeong-do is the only grandson of a very traditional family, and Yeon-soo attempts to transform herself into a proper lady so that her future in-laws will accept her. Little does she know that Jeong-do's family actually heads a notorious mob.


  • Park Jung-ah as Cheon Yeon-soo
  • Park Jin-woo as Lee Jeong-do
  • Jang Min-ho as Grandfather
  • Lee Won-jong as Yeon-soo's father
  • Jo Sang-gook as Head of the family
  • Yang Geum-seok as Aunt-in-law
  • Lee Il-hwa as Aunt-in-law
  • Lee Il-jae as Na Dae-jin
  • Lee Sang-hoon as In-seok
  • Kim Tae-ho as Bong-doo
  • Son Ji-won as Ji-won
  • Choi Yoon-jung as Tyrannical teacher
  • Choi Jae-ho as Hypnotist
  • Kim Hyeon-ki
  • Kim Jong-seok
  • Kim Neul-mae


  1. ^ "The Taming of the Shrew". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 17 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Thornton Burnett, Mark (2013). Shakespeare and World Cinema. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 240. ISBN 9781107003316. 
  3. ^ "Frivolous Wife". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 

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