My Tutor Friend co-stars Kwon Sang-Woo and Kim Ha-Neul go at it again in the romantic comedy Almost Love. The two play childhood friends whose connection as youth blossoms into something resembling love as adults. However, there are bumps and bruises along the way, namely other romantic partners, parallel quests to realize personal dreams, and a hideous hairdo sported by the usually dashing Kwon Sang-Woo.
But there's a narrative reason for the crappy 'do, and it's one of the very reasons Almost Love charms. Kwon is Lee Ji-Hwan, a screwy stuntman/student whose goal in life is to be the next coming of Jackie Chan - so much so, that he'll apparently even rip off the Chanmeister's eighties-era hairdo. His childhood pal Jin Dal-Rae (Kim Ha-Neul) desires to be an actress, but she has a problem with acting in front of others, and is constantly blowing her auditions. Luckily she has supportive boyfriend Young-Hoon (Lee Sang-Woo) to brighten her days. Young-Hoon is Ji-Hwan's teammate on the Tae Kwan Do team, and is well aware of the pair's past friendship.
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