Marriage Blue

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Marriage Blue
Marriage Blue-poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Hong Ji-young
Produced by Min Jin-su
Written by Ko Myung-ju
Starring Kim Kang-woo
Kim Hyo-jin
Ju Ji-hoon
Lee Yeon-hee
Ok Taecyeon
Ma Dong-seok
Guzal Tursunova
Lee Hee-joon
Go Joon-hee
Music by Lee Jae-jin
Cinematography Lee Seon-yeong
Edited by Kim Sun-min
Production
company
Soo Film
Release date
  • November 21, 2013 (2013-11-21)
Running time
118 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

Marriage Blue (Hangul결혼전야; RRGyeolhonjeonya; lit. "The Night Before the Wedding") is a 2013 South Korean romantic comedy film that follows the misadventures of four engaged couples in the week leading up to their weddings.[1][2][3]

Plot[edit]

Tae-kyu (Kim Kang-woo) is a former professional baseball player who currently coaches for a minor league team. His girlfriend Joo-young (Kim Hyo-jin) runs a successful urology clinic. They've broken up once before then gotten back together, and now they're about to get married. But a week before their wedding, Tae-kyu learns something about Joo-young that makes him feel betrayed and jealous. Growing increasingly neurotic, he becomes obsessed with finding all about her exes and dating past.

Chef Won-chul (Ok Taecyeon) and nail artist So-mi (Lee Yeon-hee) have been a couple for seven years and their wedding day is fast approaching. But feeling that something is missing in their life, So-mi suspects that Won-chul doesn't feel passionate towards her anymore and merely regards their relationship as a comfortable living arrangement. Several days before getting hitched, So-mi travels to Jeju Island for a nail art competition, and there she meets and becomes attracted to Kyung-soo (Ju Ji-hoon), a tour guide and webcomic writer.

Geon-ho (Ma Dong-seok) is a sweet, middle-aged bachelor who owns a flower shop, and he's about to marry Vika (Guzal Tursunova), who hails from Uzbekistan. When Geon-ho is suddenly afflicted with erectile dysfunction, he goes to see Joo-young, a urologist, who tells him that there's nothing wrong with him physically and his impotency may be caused by stress. Since Vika is beautiful and much younger than him, Geon-ho struggles with feelings of inadequacy and starts to wonder if she's only marrying him to attain Korean citizenship.

Dae-bok (Lee Hee-joon) works at Joo-young's urology clinic. He's recently began dating Yi-ra (Go Joon-hee), a wedding planner. Then one day, during a baseball game, Yi-ra tells him that she's pregnant, and Dae-bok immediately proposes. But as they prepare for their wedding, they keep arguing constantly. It isn't that Dae-bok is scared of becoming a father, but he senses from Yi-ra's cynical attitude that she doesn't feel their relationship has any kind of long-term future, so he desperately tries to change her mind.

Cast[edit]

Release[edit]

Marriage Blue opened in South Korea on November 21, 2013 at third place in the box office, with a gross of ₩2.26 billion.[13] Despite little hype, it succeeded in securing a niche market amongst some heavier hitters, and on November 25, the fifth day of its release, the film ranked first in the daily box office chart, beating Friend: The Great Legacy and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.[14] On its second week, it placed second on the weekly box office chart, with 841,563 admissions.[15] At the end of its run, it had a total of 1,214,351 admissions.

In addition to South Korea, rights to Marriage Blue were pre-sold to seven Asian countries, and local theaters in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan and China screened the film from December 2013 to May 2014.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marriage Blues (2013)". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  2. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (18 November 2013). "2PM's Taecyeon Back Hugs Lee Yeon Hee for Marriage Blue". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  3. ^ Lee, Sun-min (23 October 2013). "Marriage Blue stars talk proposals". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  4. ^ Son, Bo-kyung (22 October 2013). "Taecyeon and Lee Yeon Hee Talk about Marriage". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  5. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (7 November 2013). "Lee Yeon Hee Thinks She May Be Ready to Get Married". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  6. ^ Lee, Sun-min (9 April 2013). "Ok Taec-yeon to appear in The Nights Before Wedding". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  7. ^ Son, Bo-kyung (7 November 2013). "2PM's Taecyeon Wants to Improve His Acting Skills". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  8. ^ Jo, Yeon-kyung (13 November 2013). "2PM's Taecyeon Lost 10kg for Marriage Blue". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (4 November 2013). "Marriage Blue Reveals MV with Taecyeon-Composed Song". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  10. ^ "Ko Joon-hee Makes Light of Wedding Clichés in New Romantic Comedy". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  11. ^ Jung, Ji-won (9 December 2013). "Ko Joon-hee stepping further into spotlight". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  12. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (18 April 2013). "2PM's Taecyeon and Joo Cast in New Star-Studded Movie". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  13. ^ Lee, Sun-min (26 November 2013). "Friend sequel beats new Hunger Games". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  14. ^ Song, Soon-jin (9 December 2013). "Box Office: November 21-December 4, 2013". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  15. ^ Lee, Sun-min (3 December 2013). "AM 11:00 tops box office". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 
  16. ^ Song, Soon-jin (29 November 2013). "MARRIAGE BLUE to Be Released in 3 Asian Countries". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2014-09-01. 

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