Movie Review: Love on a Diet

Since I wanted to watch something new that is quite refreshing and not really that heavy and thought provoking I looked at my movies in my laptop and found this Korean Movie called “Love on a Diet”. I just wanted a good laugh and a feel good movie so this movie is what kept me company throughout the course of the night. Here’s a quick synopsis of the movie:

Can love bloom between these two?
Can love bloom between these two?

” Mini Mo (Sammi Cheng) is a Hong Kong resident living in Japan. She suffers from depression, low self-esteem and a binge eating disorder – the result which sees her suffers from extreme obesity. A failed suicide attempt causes her to meet Fatso (Andy Lau), a Hong Kong salesman working in Japan who is also obese.

Mini sticks with Fatso everywhere, and although initially vexed by Mini, Fatso discovers the reason behind her depression. Mini cannot forget her former boyfriend, Kurokawa, who is now a world-famous pianist. Ten years ago, the two had pledged to meet at the foot of Tokyo Tower on the night of their break-up. Mini is fearful of meeting Kurokawa in her present size. Touched by her story and her sweet nature, Fatso promises to whip her back into shape.”

Got this plot from Wikipedia. Anyway, after watching the movie for a good hour and a half I couldn’t help but stifle a few giggles here and there due to the funny scenes exchanged between the two chubby characters as both were trying to shed off those unwanted pounds and revert back to their old healthy and slim selves. A fun and witty banter ensued also between the characters along the course of the movie.

This movie isn’t at all boring and will surely keep you entertained until the wee hours of the morning. On a more serious note here, losing weight is no easy task and I can just imagine how hard it is for those people who have weight issues to just wish their extra pounds away. They constantly succumb to society’s so called “Beauty Standards” so they try as hard as they can to stay fit by exercising and controlling their food intake however some even go overboard and sometimes suffer from  psychological conditions like anorexia and bulimia. This is such a sad situation to be in and we must do our best to support our friends suffering from these conditions. It is actually a reality nowadays especially since we give preferential treatment to people who look slim, who are fair in complexion and suit our prerequisites for beauty.

Beauty is subjective and you don’t live to please other people because it is your life anyway not theirs. So accept and love yourself warts, flaws, idiosyncrasies and all because if someone really loves you then they would accept you regardless of the way you look. It’s all about your awesome personality within and how you carry yourself around people which will eventually make you authentic and remarkable. Be proud of who you are as a person because you are beautiful just the way you are.


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