The local adaptation of Miss Granny directed by Joyce Bernal and starring Sarah Geronimo, Nova Villa, James Reid, and Xian Lim is now showing in cinemas. Sarah and Nova play Fely, an elderly woman who finds second chance at youth after a visit to a mysterious photo studio. (Side note: this film is giving us major 17 Again feels!)
But did you know that it's a remake of a 2014 South Korean film? We dug up some tidbits about the original movie (don't worry, no spoilers here):
1. Its original title was Susanghan Geunyeo (Suspicious Girl) and was directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk.
It tells the story of a 70-something widow who realizes she's becoming a burden to her family. She's your typical loud (sometimes rude) ahjumma who mysteriously regains her physical appearance of when she was 20 years old. She then changes her name and begins a "new" life.
2. It starred Shim Eun-kyung (remember her in Sunny?!), Na Moon Hee, Lee Jin Wook, Park In Hwan, Sung Dong Il, Jin Young, and Kim Seul Gi.
3. It won LOTS of awards.
It won Best Screenplay and Best Actress for Shim Eun-kyung at the 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards, Best Asian Film at the 18th Fantasia International Film Festival, and many more!
4. It has Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian versions!
Remakes are also in development in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Mexico, and Germany. WHOA.
5. It's got a great OST!
The film features tracks such as "Raindrop," "If You Go to Los Angeles," and "White Butterfly."
Excited for a local twist? Check out the PH trailer below!
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