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A Moment to Remember (2004)

A Moment to Remember

Korean Title: 내 머리 속의 지우개 (Nae Meorisogui Jiugae)
Vietnamese Title: Khoang Khac De Nho
Genre: Romance, Melodrama
Starring: Son Ye-Jin, Jeong Woo-Seong
Screenwriters: Lee Jae-Han and Kim Yeong-Ha
Director: John H. Lee
MPAA: PG-13

Synopsis
Divided into four segments, A Moment to Remember follows the theme of discovery in a relationship and the burdens of loss caused by Alzheimer's disease.
The first segment of the film, staged in romantic comedy style, introduces the protagonists, a woman named Su Jin and a man named Chul Soo. The movie highlights their accidental meeting in a convenience store and confusion over a can of soda, followed by their subsequent courting despite the social standings that should have kept them apart.
The second segment follows the couple now settling into married life. Su-Jin learns to be a housewife as her husband cares for her. But as the segment progresses, Su-jin begins to display forgetfulness, including an incident in which a fire breaks out because of a forgotten stove. While Chul Soo caught the fire in time, the seriousness of the incident and others draw them to seek medical help.
The third segment involves the revelation of Alzheimer's disease and the couple's consequent response to it. Su Jin is heavily burdened by the knowledge that she will forget her husband and hides it from him at first until he seeks advice from the doctor himself. Despite the disease, they make the commitment to stay together and as the disease progresses, the trials the couple go through increase because of Su Jin's forgetfulness.
The fourth segment reveals Su-jin in the final stages of the disease and the grief Chul Soo experiences because of it. Yet he remains beside her, despite her lost memory, hiding his eyes behind sunglasses when he visits her so she can't see his tears.
Source: Wikipedia

Rating: A- (Great)
Rewatch Factor: Medium
Comment: "A Moment to Remember" is a well told melodrama. This movie covers the seriousness of Alzheimer's Disease well, letting people know anyone can have Alzheimer's Disease. Son Ye-Jin and Jeong Woo-Seong gave a fine performance in this movie. The intense and deep love between the two main characters Su-Jin and Chul Soo can be felt by the viewers. This is a bittersweet drama that will have you laugh and cry.

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