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WWB’s Weekly Wisdom Wrap: Entertainment & Wisdom–Korean Romantic Comedy ‘The Beauty Inside’ Tackles the Big Questions About Beauty, Love and the Soul


Beauty from the inside out is a topic we are always exploring and celebrating at World Wise Beauty, so this foreign film ‘The Beauty Inside’ from Korea caught my attention when it was released just last week. My mission is to encourage women to be comfortable in their own skin by exploring beauty, health wellness ideas and cultivate their own personal wellness lifestyle wisely. But I can’t say it enough, there is no one-way to wellness or becoming comfortable in your own skin, there is only your way. At World Wise Beauty, you can enjoy a worldly, savvy approach to beauty, health and wellness and glean wisdom from many cultural perspectives.

I’m here to present a cornucopia of options and inspiration! My Weekly Wisdom Wrap is a way for you to keep your finger on the pulse of wellness culture, which can include many forms of edutainment.  This week I found this charming film from Korea that wrestles with the question–where does beauty really reside and do we fall in love with someone’s appearance or who they are on the inside? This seems like a shallow question at first, but this film is digging deeper into the spirituality of love and explores the ‘pure essence’ of the self. And yes this is a romantic comedy! Sometimes to go deep, we must be light, and ‘The Beauty Inside’ does ‘play’ with the conceptual idea that love & beauty has many faces…



‘Beauty Inside’ is a 2015 South Korean high-concept film based on the 2012 American social film The Beauty Inside, about a man who wakes up everyday in a different body.  See the Wiki overview below, and check out the social project circa 2012 on youtube too.

PLOT: Furniture designer Woo-jin wakes up in a different body everyday, regardless of age, gender and nationality. Sometimes he’s a man, a woman, old, young, or even a foreigner. He’s the same person on the inside, but on the outside he’s always someone new. Looking at a different face in the mirror every morning is hard for him to get used to. The only constant in his life is the girl he loves, Yi-soo, who knows his secret and loves him anyway. Each time he transforms, Woo-jin must figure out how to reunite with Yi-soo.


There’s an excellent review of the movie by Katie Walsh at the LA Times and she sums up the value of the movie and why I think it’s a movie pick worth your while.

“With the luminous Han as the leading lady and a host of actors portraying Woo-Jin, this winning romantic comedy-drama explores deeply philosophical issues, including the ephemerality of body versus the intangible longevity of soul. ” ~Katie Walsh


Sounds like pretty deep content, but isn’t it wonderful when creative artists find a way to present big ideas in fun and entertaining formats! I am open to all kinds of storytelling that share wisdom and remind me of the important things in life that really matter. Check out the trailer below, and I hope if you haven’t been a lover of foreign-films, that this one is your light entrée into a ‘world’ of storytelling and wisdom…






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