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Age meets youth with comedy ‘Miss Granny’

Dec 20,2013
Shim Eun-gyung, center, plays Mal-soon, a grandmother who gets a second shot at youth in “Miss Granny.” Provided by CJ Entertainment
Actress Na Mun-hee, 72, and Shim Eun-gyung, 20, will star as a single character in “Miss Granny,” scheduled to open Jan. 1.

Mal-soon is a 70-year-old grandmother whose biggest talent lies in swearing. One day she gets shocked when she finds out that her family is planning to send her to a sanatorium.

Resigned to her fate, Mal-soon goes to a photo studio to take a picture for her funeral, but then something amazing happens - she miraculously finds herself back in her body from her 20s. Once she gets used to the changes, Mal-soon decides to enjoy her second go-around at youth.

Both actresses bring their own unique style to Mal-soon. Shim in particular, who showed how good she can be in the film “Sunny” in 2011, is dynamite.

Moreover, other actors such as Hwang Jung-min, Sung Dong-il and Lee Jin-wook bring a lot of energy to the story.

Even before its release, the film has garnered much attention, hitting a million hits for its trailer online.

Following the success of stories that weave in and out of the past and present, such as the movie “Sunny” and the TV shows “Respond 1997” and “Respond 1994,” many predict “Miss Granny” could be a bit hit.



By BAEK HEE-YOUN [estyle@joongang.co.kr]



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