Jun-seo is tired of the relationship he is in with Mi-yeon. But one day she is in an accident and falls into a coma. Then, unbelievably Mi-yeon visits him the next day just like any other ordinary day. He starts searching for other traces of Mi-yeon and realizes how much he loved her. Humming is of course, a rom com, and a rather cheesy one at that. By the end of the film, nothing about the mystery is solved, but the story gives viewers a moral lesson that if you love somebody don’t take it for granted.
With high production values and a sweet lead female, Humming succeeds in conveying the bittersweet feeling of love. Even as a macho guy who loves nothing but blood and drama in his films, I really liked the part where he made a tape for her of his recordings of saying I Love You, especially her reaction to the gesture. Young women will certainly swoon over Joon-Seo taping himself saying “I love you” repeatedly for Mi Yeon, and they will certainly shed a few tears whenever he goes into a crying fit.
The saying “behind every good man is a woman” is true. But he can’t see it until it’s too late. Remember the ones you love each day and tell them because one day they may be gone. You will need tissues on this one especially if you have ever been promised love and been forgotten along the way and they are now gone. Furthermore, the filmmakers also want to talk about how love can change as time goes by, and what it means to love someone more than you are loved by that person. Humming is a sometimes affecting romantic drama that opts for tear-inducing moments instead of any real insights into relationships. Enjoyment depends on what kind of movie you want to watch.
Perhaps I am not the right demographic for this film but I watched it with an open mind and it did successfully make me think back to my past relationships. Joon-seo’s crying excesses just get annoying at some point and aren’t really appealing. Furthermore, we just would have wanted to get more background information about the two main characters. Most viewers will likely appreciate Humming’s sweeter moments, and cry over the bittersweet ending, which in my book, makes for rom com success!