My Dear Enemy follows a pair of former lovers—he’s a charismatic romantic and she’s a no-nonsense realist—who bump into each other one year down the road. She wants back a hunk of cash she lent him, so they embark on a road trip to borrow small amounts from various acquaintances.
The score is your clue for how to watch, or what you're watching—it's a sketch, an observation. There is no threat or manic energy. There is tension and subtle negotiation throughout. Quiet, detailed acting performances. Both characters slowly revise their view of the other and it's beautiful to watch. You've got to just listen to the quiet soundtrack and come along as a passenger.
Total non-starter from Lee. A woman follows an ex boyfriend for a day to recover a debt he's owed her for a year. The problem is he needs to borrow the money from assorted people to pay her. The makings of a romantic comedy that just never comes together. Jeon Do-youn quite good but never enough to make up for the tedium of this picture. Feels everyone one of its 125 min.