Movie Review: Petty Romance

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Petty Romance is a Terracotta Distribution film about a sex columnist and a comic book drawer teaming up to create a saucy erotic comic together. After both struggling in their careers, they find out about a comic book competition which would result in fame and riches if they managed to win first prize.

The cartoonist Jung-bae advertises that he is looking for a talent and creative sex writer to help complete the cartoon. After interviewing multiple people Da-rim answers the advertisement and things start to come together nicely instantly. Constantly playing tricks on each other and teasing one another, this team of creative’s is amusing to watch, as their relationship slowly turns into a romantic comedy.

Their one thing that Jung-bae doesn’t know about Da-rim, and that is that while she focuses on writing about sex for magazines, she has very little experience in the area itself. Coming-up with crazy ideas and sexual positions suggested in other publications, Jung-bae starts to doubt her experience as most of her suggestions sound impossibly unrealistic.

The comic book Da-rim tells Jung-bae to draw is based on a female assassin who keeps her male victims captive for erotic kicks. Throughout the movie you get to watch scenes of the cartoon images coming to life in wet-look cat suits, guns, and restrained men.

The film is highly amusing and I’d recommend it to anyone who is fascinated in the lives of what it really means to be a sexpert. In reality some of the things within it are very true to life for many sex writers as well.


The actors work amazingly well together in bringing this film to life, and making it more believable.


The movie is a Korean film and has English subtitles which are easy to read and understand.


Directed by: Kim Joung-Hoon

Starring: Lee Sun-Kyun and Choi Kang-here


You can purchase the movie from Amazon here.


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