After becoming aware of her presence being a burden to her family, Oh Mal-soon decides to go away and give them space. Feeling a little bit dramatic, she takes a picture at a photo shop to use at her funeral. Little does she know however, that her decision will have a lasting effect on her appearance and potentially help her accomplish her lifelong dream – to sing.
Miss Granny portrays the well-known tale of being given the opportunity to redo life with a youthful appearance at the expense of giving up everything that has been accomplished so far. However, its focus on how this new found youth can be used to help loved ones is typically unheard of. This, combined with its sassy humor and strong family values, is what gives the film an endearing feel and easily makes viewers get attached to its characters.
*The recommended snack for this film is: Corn on the Cob!!
Mun-hee Na: Oh Mal-soon’s character would have been hard to pull off without the sassiness and strictness of Na’s interpretation. In fact her character’s personality is hard to love due to her harsh outbursts, yet at the same time curiously hard to steer away from due to her emotional versatility. Of course this makes it difficult to predict the viewers’ reaction to her since we aren’t really sure how she will behave during scenes. It is important to note however, that although her presence is limited throughout the film, she definitely sets a high bar for Shim’s interpretation of Oh Doo-ri, the younger version of Oh Mal-soon.
Eun-kyung Shim: Unlike Oh Mal-soon’s character, Shim’s interpretation of Oh Doo-ri is assertive yet reserved. Yes, her self-confidence remains bold and firm but her assertiveness is no longer pridefully hiding her past errors and harshness. Plus, this new found reservation allows her to be more aware of the surrounding struggles and how she can help ease them. It was, to say the least, very intriguing to observe Oh Doo-ri’s character growth throughout the film.
In-hwan Park: There is something very likeable about Park’s character Mr.Park. Maybe it’s his unyielding devotion and respect for Mrs. Oh Mal-soon. Maybe it’s his comedic lines or his determined will to win the heart of his one true love. To be honest I can’t really decide but whatever it is, maybe the combination of all the qualities I mentioned above, Mr.Park is undoubtedly my favorite supportive actor in the film.