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Wedding Palace (2013)



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Abandoned at the altar, Jason's (BrianTee) family quickly introduces him to other eager brides in waiting but to their horror, he rejects them all. The clock is literally ticking on Jason's life as his 30th birthday is fast approaching, bringing along an old family curse. On a business trip to Korea, Jason meets the girl of his dreams, Na Young (Kang Hye-jung). They embark on a cyber love affair fueled by imagination and video chats. Jason proposes and his family is beyonddelighted. However when Na Young arrives in Los Angeles with a surprising revelation, Jason has hesitations and his wacky family goes overboard causing a roller coaster of ups-and-downs at every turn in this modern romance. Jason will have to bridge the gapbetween family expectationsand being true to himself to find his true love.

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Bobby Lee
as Kevin/Jun Shik
Brian Tee
as Jason Kim
Gang Hye-jung
as Na Young Song
Margaret Cho
as The Shaman
Stephen Park
as Kwan Kim/Lee Kiwon
Ellis Chu
as Jason (1 Year Old)
Eldon Chu
as Jason (1 Year Old)
Jean Yoon
as Mi Sook Kim
Charles Kim
as Professor Uncle/Tae Joon Kim
Peter Kim
as Grandpa
Nancy J. Lee
as Doctor Aunt
Kelvin Han Yee
as Wheeler Dealer Uncle
Jonah Sim
as Jason (7 Years Old)
Lucas Lee
as Jason (14 Years Old)
Greg Paik
as Danny Park
Young Joo Ko
as Jin Park
Joy Osmanski
as Jinnie Park/The Short Bride/S&M Dominatrix
Ron Fassler
as Game Show Host
Julia Cho
as Kathy Ahn
Elaine Kao
as Susie Choi
Cindy Chiu
as Helen Rhee
Grace Ih
as Commercial Girl
Tim Koh
as Commercial Boyfriend
Simon Rhee
as Chairman
Danny Cho
as Straight Laced Associate
Park Hee-jung
as Hyun Soo
Song Jo Sep
as Taxi Driver
Ki Ju-Bong
as Na Young's Father
Hong Yeo-Jin
as Na Young's Mother
Janessa Mun
as Na Young's Friend
Kim Jae Myoung
as Karak Fish Market Merchant
Connie Cho
as Mrs. Rhee
Erica Shine
as Hair Stylist #1
Violet Kim
as Gossip Girl #1
Sam Imai
as Gossip Girl #2
Yoo Je Dong
as Na Young's LA Friend
Enrique Almeida
as Low Rider Express
Kim Kye Yong
as Desk Attendant
Yoo Min Ji
as Desk Attendant
Jung Hyun-Soo
as Flight Attendant
Park Chan Joo
as Young Couple
Jung Hae Won
as Young Couple
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Critic Reviews for Wedding Palace

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (7)

Kang's Na Young and Tee's Jason have a winning rapport when the script isn't pushing them into contrived shtick.

October 24, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The cross-cultural rom com about a Korean American's search for true love is marred by serious overacting, broad characterization, flat comedic skits. It tries too hard, like a comic who's the one laughing hardest at his jokes.

October 3, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Loud, frenetic action drowns out the charms of Christine Yoo's debut film.

September 29, 2013 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Yoo finds room for all of the obligatory bad first dates and fantasy sequences, montages and misunderstandings, a wisecracking best friend and overbearing parents. It doesn't appear that she means any of this ironically, or as parody.

September 27, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

While the story is a bit weak, the film does a good job of contrasting Korean-Americans who steadfastly adhere to the traditions of their homeland with South Koreans who have renounced old customs.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The genre elements of the romantic comedy "Wedding Palace" attempt a transpacific transit, but get lost in translation.

September 26, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Wedding Palace

Not necessarily a bad movie per se, it's just one that focuses too much on the romance aspect, which is understandable, since that is what the film is about. The film relies on a lot of the stereotypes of Asian families, that they're controlling and want to tell their children who and when to marry, but the best bits in the entire movie are when Jason's family are trying to tell him what to do and who to marry and how they react to Na-young's diminutive stature. It's clearly over-the-top and unrealistic, but they do provide some fairly amusing moments. The problem with the romantic parts of the film is that they're really cheesy. I know this is a fictional work of art, but there's nothing that no one can relate to about anything in this movie. Seriously. Well maybe they can relate to parts of it, but the film pretty much takes it to a whole other level in terms of unbelievable situations. And I get that that's what some people want, the whole whirlwind romance, but I'm more into movies where the romance is, at least, somewhat believable. You don't ever sense that between Jason and Na-young. Not to mention that the chemistry is lacking. They're not bad or anything, but there's just something missing. Not to mention that the characters are fairly dull and vanilla. Perhaps that's a large part of it, the characters don't feel fully formed. They're one-dimensional. Likable, but one-dimensional. Kang Hye Jung is adorable, but there's some scenes where her acting just leaves a lot to be desired. There's one scene, when Jason goes after his ex, where Na-Young gives Jason a piece of his mind in a monologue and it's not particularly good. I mean it's obvious that english isn't her native tongue, but they should've known enough not to give her long monologues like that. She's perfectly fine in scenes with shorter dialogue. The climax is pretty much every rom-com climax you've ever seen, where Na-Young is on the plane to go back to Korea and Jason does everything within his power to get there before her plane leaves. You've seen it before and you will, probably, see it again. It's no better or worse here. It is what it is. Cast is solid, though, again, I wish Jason's family would've been a bigger part of the proceedings as it led to some of the more entertaining moments in the film. It wasn't great or anything, but at least it was something. Na-young's and Jason's romance just did nothing for me. And since that takes up a large chunk of the film, then it pretty much drags the movie down with it. Slightly below average film. I liked the film's tone, but its obvious flaws keep it from reaching a higher level of quality, so I can't exactly recommend it.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

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