Last night as I was perusing Hulu Plus, when I happened across the Korean movie, ‘Meet Mr. Daddy’. In this movie’ Joon’ is a sickly child who wants to be with her daddy, who happens to be a small-time petty criminal who gets in over his head with unscrupulous gangster boss. The dad who got arrested by the police was given an option of being a father with a stipend in lieu of incarceration.
The dubious dad thus picks up the guantlet with litte intention of really doing the right thing. However the charms of a young girl and their need of a dad certainly can work magic and this movie did.
In a roller coaster ride of highs and lows, little Miss Seo Shin Ae (joon) manages to change the heart of a down and out miscreant who learns what love is and utlimately becomes a dad to this sweet baby. She was around seven years old and sick however she shares something with her because they both like soccer and she predicts a Korean win.
Rather than say too much, I just to say how this obviously simple plot surprised with little Joon providing a few laughs and a dogged determination to find happiness. With all the rancor of Adrian Peterson and his young son, I am perplexed by the simple-minded hate directed at this father who went too far. However just as in this movie, life is about second chances.
The greatest judge of us will be our kids and since I lost one kid just after birth and another was missing for fifteen years, I get angry with outsiders who cannot seem to understand that is NOT about the reader of these news events but the victims all the way around. This movie highlights the need for embracing life while we still have it.
Finally, this movie kind of snookers you into a sense of bland drama with a dynamic conclusion and why girls need a loving and doting father. The exchange of blessings is a private matter between imperfect parents and affectionate little ones.
This movie is a must-see. So let us cast off the pride that immediately wants to destroy people’s lives and work on your own relationships and see what kids can see and parents can learn. It is not too late!!