Kick the Moon (2001)

November 17, 2003 • Film, Reviews

[director Kim Sang-Jin]
Cast: Cha Seung-Won, Lee Seong-Jae, Kim Hye-Su

More fun anarchy from the makers of Attack the Gas Station—who, with both this movie and their more recent film Spark the Lighter, appear to be developing a cottage industry for these kind of “wild rumpus”-type flicks. In this one, a school nerd and the school’s most popular meathead grow up to become, respectively, a gangster and a teacher. As the now-cool gangster attempts to recruit the rough-n-tumble teacher’s students, the teacher goes all-out beserk against his earlier acquaintance. It gets worse when both men, while growing an awkward friendship for one another, start vying for the affections of the same woman, a militantly aggressive elder sister to one of the teacher’s pupils.

It’s not so deep as a well. But it’s smoothly done, funny, and all-around entertaining, with hyper-active style to burn. You could do a lot worse with your time than chuckle over this piece of work.

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