Sex Is Zero

December 13, 2002 0 By Fans
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Plot

At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition…

Release Year: 2002

Rating: 6.7/10 (3,155 voted)

Director:
Je-gyun Yun

Stars: Chang Jung Lim, Ji-won Ha, Seong-guk Choi

Storyline
At Sunjong University, a few students are serious, including Eun-hyo, who works hard at aerobics in hopes of doing well in a national competition. Most students goof off: drinking, partying, and focusing on sex. Eun-shik, a law student who's been in the military, is older but socially inept. He likes Eun-hyo; even though his earnest and simple side appeals to her, his juvenile excesses make him irrelevant when Sung-ok, a good-looking rich kid, charms Eun-hyo. They begin an affair, leaving Eun-shik on the sidelines. The national competition approaches and complications arise.

Cast:

Chang Jung Lim

Eun-shik Jang


Ji-won Ha

Eun-hyo Lee


Seong-guk Choi


Chae-yeong Yu

Yoo-mi Han


Min Jung

Sung-ok Ham


Seong-wook Choi


Jae-yeong Jin

Ji-won Kim


Tae-Hak Li


Dal-hwan Jo


Yi Shin


Si-hu Yun

Yoon-kyoung


So-won Ham

Hyun-hee Kim


Chang-hie Nam


Ju-bong Gi


Kyeong-ho Jeong

Release Date: 13 December 2002



User Review

Hilarious!

Rating: 7/10

Korea's answer to American Pie and the like sees clutzy university
freshman
Eun-shik falling for dream girl Eun-hyo (Ji-won Ha of Phone and Nightmare
fame). But while his rather pathetic attempts to woo her fail to register,
Eun-hyo is swept off her feet by dashing – and frivolous – playboy Sangik.
With Eunhyo unable to see past her new lover's infidelite ways, Eun-shik
must try to mature his image to save his dream girl from making a terrible
choice.

"Sex Is Zero" starts off in hilarious fashion, with Eun-shik and his
similarly sex-obsessed friends trying to score with as many college girls
as
is humanly possible. Throw in a couple of jokes about manhoods and
cosmetic
implants and we're talking comedy heaven. Unfortunately, as I've noticed
with a few Korean films of late, the director chooses to veer off into
other, more serious, genres in the final reel and this really puts the
dampeners on the humour. There's one particularly shocking revelation
around
the hour mark which is so serious for a comedy that the film barely
recovers
– but of course I won't spoil it here. Put it this way, you know in a
Hollywood production of this ilke that the good natured guy is always
going
to get his girl at the end… Korean productions are far more
unpredictable!

Acting is excellent from all the main cast and the director brings a
funky,
lively and very energetic approach to his duties resulting in a highly
entertaining mix of comedy, drama and weepie rolled into one. Comedy fans
should be satisfied with the opening hour – people looking for a little
more
substance will lap up the finale. All in all, a recommended movie –
***.5
/ *****