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The movie, which is based on a true story, is about an adopted son who is searching for his biological parents in South Korea. During his search he meets his real father, a condemned murderer on death row. Daniel Henney plays the lead role of James, who works as a volunteer in the United States armed forces in Korea. He asks questions of why his father is on death row and finds out things that he always wanted to know. Then he finds more and more truths unravel about his father and his life.
The release of the movie inspired controversy because the family of the father's victims did not support its production. In its first week on release it topped the South Korean box office sales charts
Most movies that are inspired or based on true stories are usually good. No difference with My Father. Just hearing about the story sparked my interest in the movie. If I liked the movie, then I would do more research about it as well.
Daniel Henney is one good looking guy. He is so hot and I was happy to see him in a Hollywood movie, Wolverine, even though it wasn't a lead role. Although I have seen him in My Name is Kim Sam Soon and Seducing Mr Perfect, I'm not a fan of his acting. No matter how good looking an actor is, I will not give him full props just cause I think he's hot.
In My Father, Daniel has improved his acting. Some may argue that it wasn't a hard role to play. Regardless, I was happy to see him do more acting. Not being able to speak Korean does hurt him a bit, but how can he complain when he's still getting offers? He's hot, that's it.
Kim Yeong-cheol is the one who steals the show. He was great and remembered him in A Bittersweet Life.
Definitely worth a watch! Now, you may not enjoy it as much as me. It's because I love movies with realistic aspects. Not just sappy love stories or romantic comedies.