My Phone Sex Partner Review

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My Phone Sex Partner Review.  

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Synopsis.
 A wrong number leads two people to start a relationship via phone. They transition to a real life relationship. Their road to love is challenging in this 2012 Korean movie. This is a mature film.

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More Detail.
  Yoon Jung (Kim A Joong) misdials her boyfriend’s phone number and, unbeknownst to her, calls a stranger and they have phone sex. To her surprise she finds out it is not her boyfriend, but Hyun Seung (Ji Sung) on the other end of the phone. What ensues is an unlikely friendship. Hyun Seung is recovering from a breakup with a long time girlfriend. Yoon Jung’s long time boyfriend does not treat her with sufficient love and respect. When Yoon Jung reaches a cross road with her boyfriend, she reaches out to Hyun Seung to meet in real life. Their relationship flourishes into friends with benefits. Each of them reaching a critical moment with current and former significant others while they are falling for each other. Will they overcomes the odds and get together?

What I liked about My Phone Sex Partner:
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* Hyun Seung was played by Ji Sung. Hyun Seung needed a friend as he worked through the loss of his long time girlfriend. He was frank with Yoon Jung ramping up their relationship to confidant quickly. When Yoon Jung learned a negative behavior of her boyfriend, she called Hyun Seung to meet in real life. When they finally meet, he is instantly attracted and they move towards a physical relationship. Initially Yoon Jung is all for moving to a sexual relationship but becomes uncomfortable with the speed and tells him to stop. He does. In an lovely twist they communicate via phone in the room until they are comfortable speaking face-to-face. In that conversation, Yoon Jung tells Hyun Seung that she is girl that wants stability. That’s why she takes what her boyfriend gives her. Now comfortable, they hook up. They crossed the line into a physical relationship. Will it progress to more? Ji Sung is an attractive lead for sure, but he has an underlying caring in this character that drew me in.

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* Yoon Jung was played by Kim A Joong.
 Faced with the traditional expectation to marry, Yoon Jung feels that she must put up with her boyfriend’s lack of respect. Hyun Seung shows her another kind of relationship, one based on friendship first. This challenges her. At the midpoint in the movie, Hyun Seung stands up for her when a “friend” snipes at her long term relationship that has yet to lead to marriage. Embarrassed and angry she rails at Hyung Seung’s interference. He asks her a basic question “how can someone love you when you don’t love yourself?” Surprised at his insight, he sheepishly admits though he’s been adrift after his breakup, he is a smart guy and on the road to recovery. From his heart, he tells her she’s attractive and fun to be with. In that instant she sees him as a man she could love and kisses him. Stunned at her boldness she steps back. He then draws her into a sweet lingering kiss. They both participate. Their relationship turns in that moment. This is my favorite moment of the film. This was my first exposure to Kim A Joong. While Yoon Jung was not the strongest female character. She faced societal pressures to marry and overlook her boyfriend’s faults. She did sense Hyung Seung would be a good friend, and in turn, she was a good friend to him.

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* The title of the film is NOT the point of the movie. Yes, our couple initially encounter each other via the phone. Yes, our couple has phone sex twice.  That is the initial catalyst and fades away quickly. What remains is two people helping each other through relationship woes. Hyun Seung is distraught that his long time girlfriend dumped him. He is open with his pain and the pluses and minuses of that relationship. After Yoon Jung rescues him from a rain soaked kick in the pants from his ex, they connect making music together. She tells him all relationships are “meeting, getting involved, breaking up and maybe meeting again. I bet people get married because they are tired of this cycle.” This it the moment that Hyun Seung sees her as potential partner. This is my second favorite moment of the film. Eventually Yoon Jung becomes open at the pluses and minuses of her long time relationship.

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At different points, they want to become a real couple but other forces impede them. It takes some grand gestures to show each other how they feel.

What I did not like about My Phone Sex Partner:
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* Conversations among friends were candid and crude. If you don’t like raw language, then this film will put you off. If you would be offended by phone sex, then skip this film. There is some nudity. The film is for mature audiences.

Final Thoughts:
* Watch My Phone Sex Partner if you can deal with this atypical start to a romance that has merit. Our couple was attractive, candid, and caring.
* The signature song for the film is “Show Me Your Heart” by Kim Ah Joong. Listen via the link or the embedded youtube video below.

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6 comments on “My Phone Sex Partner Review
  1. Only says:

    Hmmm… Okay, I may try to finish. Not that it will be a hardship to stare at Ji Sung for another hour… Good review!

  2. Odessa Jones says:

    Great review! I watched this movie for the first time last month during Kill Me, Heal Me withdrawal, and I think I’ve watched it three times since then. I love how it has a romantic relationship that’s based on respect, but at the same time is clearly *hot*. And not just because it’s Ji Sung (that helps) but Kim Ah-Joong is so awesome throughout, and they script shows that they know so much about each other before they ever meet in person. The weird premise leads to a good place. I also warn people about the crude language, which would kill some of my friends, though I like that even the crude, sex-obsessed friend is trying to get a girlfriend by the end. That scene at the wedding is one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever seen, and it makes me laugh and blush at the same time.

    • kjtamuser says:

      Excellent point about them knowing each other before they meet. It enhances their relationship and allows it to go into overdrive. I have Kill Me Heal Me on my watch list. The wedding was a grand gesture. I liked she came back with her own grand gesture. Thx for the comment!

  3. Odessa Jones says:

    Kill Me, Heal Me is a weird one–like Terry Gilliam directing a script by Edgar Allen Poe and working on a shoestring budget with nothing but sheer craziness to keep the whole thing going. I love it deeply, but never know whether to recommend it! Luckily, Ji Sung’s in a lot of things, of many different styles, so there’s some Ji Sung for everyone.

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