OK, so it’s not a complete box office turkey, but after one week at the top of the charts, it’s now down to number 4 and predicted to head south quickly. The vehicle, a film entitled Daisy, is a blatantly commercial effort to cash in on the marketability of the My Sassy Girl star outside of Korea. Directed by Hong Kong director Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs), scripted by MSG director Kwak Jae-young, also starring heart throb Jung Woo-sung, and shot entirely in Amsterdam, it seems tailor-made to appeal to the export market. But to quote from Tom Giammarco’s comment posted on Koreanfilm.org,
After watching the film, one of my friends commented that it was just like watching a very long music video and I had to agree. … the film is very pretty to look at but it lacks the emotional punch that the story required. If you are a big fan of Jeon Ji-hyun, you may like this movie because it shows lots of her in loving, slow-motion close-ups (sloooowly smiling, crying, dozing, turning, falling, etc).
Maybe I might watch it after all then — but one to watch on a hotel video channel rather than buy on DVD.