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How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013)

Nam-ja sa-yong-seol-myeong-seo (original title)
A messed-up life's woman buys a video tape named 'How To Use Guy with Secret Tips' that will change her life forever.


Wonsuk Lee
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Credited cast:
Jeong-se Oh Jeong-se Oh ... Lee Seung-jae
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Yong-Joon Ahn Yong-Joon Ahn ... Seong-jae
Seong-woo Bae ... Representative Jin
Chang-Wook Ji ... Hong-joon
Jeong-tae Kim Jeong-tae Kim ... Woo Seong-cheol
Jun Kim Jun Kim ... Oh Ji-hoon (as Jun Sung Kim)
Min-jae Kim ... Assistant Director Jo Seung-hwan
Soo-jin Kyung Soo-jin Kyung ... Kim Mi-ra
Si-young Lee ... Choi Bo-na
Won-jong Lee ... Director Yook Bong-ah
Yeong-gyu Park ... Dr. Swalski


A 'not so attractive girl' is single and loses her chance of promotion at work. Not knowing why, she accidentally buys an old video tape set titled 'How to use Guys with Secret Tips'. May be this video can help her to get through life easier. With doubts and curiosity, she gives it as try. And Surprisingly, she gets what she wants at work and the top star LEE falls for her. But can she keep her true love? Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

14 February 2013 (South Korea) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Seoul, South Korea


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How to bore guys...
20 December 2015 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

The movie's DVD cover quoted Movie Buzzers with "bursting with energy.. laugh out found funny.. an absolute joy". Really? I wonder if I watched the same movie, because I didn't find any of those statements to be true.

It is rare that I turn off a movie before having actually seen the entire movie, and even more so rare that I turn off an Asian movie prematurely. But that happened about halfway through "How to Use Guys With Secret Tips" (aka "Nam-ja sa-yong-seol-myeong-seo"). I just didn't enjoy this movie one bit and there wasn't anything appealing to the movie, aside from the lead actress.

The story is about Choi Bo-Na (played by Lee Si-Young) who is overlooked and underpaid, slaving away for a director who doesn't acknowledge her. When she comes across an eccentric guy selling various user manuals. Here she find a manual to turn her life around.

This movie was weak for a comedy, and I didn't laugh once before getting up halfway through and turning it off. And there wasn't any real chemistry between the lead actress and actor.

Usually Third Window films put out some great movies, but "How to Use Guys With Secret Tips" was a swing and a miss.

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