2.5, Korea

My Scary Girl

2006 / Son Jae-gon > With a strong beginning, My Scary Girl hints of something different: a slightly offbeat dark romantic comedy that could stand out from the crowd. As the film goes on, however, the pacing stutters and the introduction of new characters gets messy. Moreover, a lot of the verbal wittiness in the film seems to have been lost in the translation. A great case of contrast would be against last year’s Rules of Dating, where the relationship between the primary characters drove the film. Here, unfortunately, there is too much dependence on the gimmick of the girl being a “murderer” and its necessary exposition.