The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way, she forms an unlikely friendship with a junior civil service officer (played by Lee Je Hoon) who begins to teach her English. Though the film is a comedy, the genre serves as a vehicle to discuss the deeper topic of Korean comfort women during World War II.


Kim Hyun-suk


Na Moon-hee
as Na Ok-boon
Lee Je-hoon
as Park Min-jae
Park Chul-min
as Team leader Yang
Lee Sang-hee
as Hye-jung
Kim So-jin
as Geum-joo
Son Sook
as Jung-sim

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rykosan 9 /10

i thought this movie is boring....then i cry!

At first, i came across to this movie because i just finished 'Signal' drama series where Lee Je-hoon were the lead actors. Without seing any synopsis about this movie, i keep on guessing why the grandma really wants to learned English. And the plot develop really good, and i even cry for last 20 minute. Good movie and recommended!

Reviewed by TheBigSick N/A

The most overrated movie of the year

The screenplay, editing, directing, cinematography, and production design of the movie "I can speak" are all pretty straightforward, and there is really nothing special. It simply does not worth the overwhelming acclaim it receives. I cannot say it's a bad movie, but definitely a boring movie.

Reviewed by mg23 10 /10

A+ Movie, get the tissues ready... you will cry..

What starts as a surface level comedy genre movie about a Grandmother, quickly develops and turns out in fact to be a deep and historical drama about WW2 war crimes.

The film does an excellent job of weaving together many strong themes about courage, determination, language barrier, and optimistically reminding us that its never to late in life to learn, and we should always fight for whats what, and speak up.

Its a very powerful movie, that will move even the coldest of hearts to tears. Stellar performances by both leads. A+ movie all around.

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