While it takes a little time to get going and is slightly overlong for a romantic comedy, the script balances questions about the meaning of relationships, gender politics, and even office politics without being meandering and preachy.Rules Of Dating is sometimes an uncomfortable film to watch and the destination is not always satisfying, but it certainly is a lot more entertaining and unpredictable than other Korean romantic comedies. While going out for drinks one night, Yu-rim suddenly tells Hong that he wants to have sex with her.
Some extremely self-aware guys would put on bb-cream, color contact lens (this one is more rare), and fake heels inside the shoes.
But don’t be too impressed because it’s probably 50% for other people to see, 30% for themselves, and 20% for you.
However, Han Jae Rim, aided by two commanding and brilliant performances, has masterfully crafted a complex romance that manages to be thoughtful, entertaining, and even frustrating.
Even though this isnt the type of film to appeal to a worldwide audience, any film that can stir up so many emotions is always a film worth watching.
However, because of Parks performance, Yu Lim remains a character the audience can somehow be sympathetic to.
Its strange how such an unlikable leading man can carry Rules Of Dating, and the answer is in the intelligent screenplay.
In comparison to guys I’ve dated from other culture, Korean guys are great at keeping in touch, constantly.
This made it hard for me to adapt to ABC guys that were texting 2,3 messages per day or every two three days because Korean guys will text you every day. It’s not that they’re more/less into you; I think it’s a norm.
Regardless, it’s good to see guys putting as much effort into looking nice and “dolling” up, but they would expect you to do the same. For instance, while it’s extremely subtle, they may exert more authority or expect you to show more “child-like” behaviors. In Korea, age determines how you refer to one another (unlike in Canada where everyone calls each other names).