Fighting Spirit with Kim Sun Ah and Kim Joo Hyuk Gears Up for Premiere

I really love Kim Sun Ah, but even that love couldn’t get me into Scent of a Woman. However, the project she did before SoaW was the movie Fighting Spirit with Kim Joo Hyuk, which held it’s press premiere this weekend prior to wide release in Korea next week. Kim Joo Hyuk plays an immature and ill-tempered baseball player with Kim Sun Ah as his even-handed and steady wife alongside his professional athletic journey.

I LOVE a great sports movie (trying to find time to go watch Moneyball) and this one looks absolutely up my alley. It’s funny but ultimately uplifting, at least that’s what I’m getting from the teaser and trailers below. I’m thrilled with the pairing of Sun Ah and Joo Hyuk, both of whom did separate Kim Eun Sook dramas at one point in their careers. I like that this movie attempts to be serious even with all the slapstick humor, because a great sports movie needs to be about redemption and validation. Continue reading