Korean title: 뷰티 인사이드
Origin and release year: South Korea (2015)
Beauty Inside was one of the most profound films that I’ve seen in a while. With a protagonist/s who has a unique condition that changes his appearance everyday, the subject matter was fresh.
It raised the question of whether someone can be loved despite appearance. We always say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder but the basis of attraction is (at first), in most cases, physical appearance.
It’s an age old question. Do looks matter? And everyone has a different answer, but what if that question was everlasting. What if you woke up next to a stranger and had to ask yourself that everyday?
I loved Han Hyo Joo’s portrayal of a woman who fell in love and into this difficult lifestyle. I liked that it was kept authentic and real, even showing the ugly sides that we often try to hide as humans.
I actually felt that she handled the situation a lot better than other people would and was fascinated by how genuine her performance came across.
The storyline and message was beautiful and this film lives up to the phrase ‘food for thought’.
What did you think of Beauty Inside?