Directed by Kang Hyo-jin
Yeon-woo (played by Uhm Jung-Hwa, Dancing Queen, SDAFF ’12) has the complete bourgeoisie starter package. A slick new BMW. A mixed martial arts personal trainer. Rare red steaks and French wine for breakfast. And she is head legal counsel to the biggest, sleaziest company in town.
But if we know anything about Korean rom-coms, it’s that sudden shocking comas are attracted to the rich and bitchy as much as grizzly bears are attracted to salmon wearing nightgowns of honey.
An automobile accident lands Yeon-woo in heaven, but even death can’t keep her spirit down. Korean angels cut her a deal. Teleport down into the chores, credit limits, and complications of a shabby housewife for one month. Then she will be allowed to return to the glitz, glamour, and unscrupulousness of her old life.
If you are a lover of Goldie Hawn in Overboard or Nicolas Cage in The Family Man (but are no longer a lover of all those white people on screen), then WONDERFUL NIGHTMARE is for you. Oh! So you say you don’t dig hilarious, magical life-swapping flicks?! Well then body-zap yourself into the brain meat of someone who does. You will probably learn a valuable life lesson about being a happier version of yourself. –Kiik Araki-Kawaguchi