So, I Married an anti-fan ...??
So I Married an Anti-fan (also knows as: No One's Life Is Easy) is a Chinese romantic comedy film directed by Kim Jae-young and starring Park Chanyeol, Yuan Shanshan, Seo Ju-hyun and Jiang Chao. It is based on the manhwa So I Married An Anti-fan (Hangul: 그래서 나는 안티 팬과 결혼했다) by Jiwan. The film was released in China by Bona Film Group on June 30, 2016.
|Simplified||所以 , 我和黑粉结婚了|
|Mandarin||Suǒyǐ, wǒ hé hēi fěn jiéhūnle|
|Directed by||Kim Jae-young|
|Screenplay by||Kim Jae-young|
|Story by||Kim Eun-jeong (webcomic)|
|Based on||So I Married An Anti-fan|
|Distributed by||Polybona Films|
|Box office||CN¥74.4 million|
Hoo Joon is a Korean Hallyu star working in Shanghai, China. Fang Miao Miao is a jobbing entertainment reporter working for a magazine. By chance Miao Miao catches Hoo Joon meeting fellow Hallyu star Ai Lin at a nightclub and photographs the two in what appears to be a romantic encounter. Since Ai Lin is dating a third star, Gao Xiang, who is a friend and colleague of Hoo Joon, publication of the photographs would lead to reputational damage to both Hoo Joon and Ai Lin. Hoo Joon catches Miao Miao in the act seizes her cellphone and destroys it. Contracted, as a spokesman, performer and personality to a Chinese conglomerate, Hoo Joon's management sets out to discredit and silence Miao Miao, and she is fired from her job.
Furious and powerless against the forces arrayed against her Miao Miao becomes Hoo Joon's anti-fan. Venting her frustration online, with one woman pickets and petty acts of graffiti Miao Miao becomes notorious for her actions and her altercations with Hoo Joon's legion of fans. Her notoriety and Hoo Joon's popularity leads to the two being approached to appear in a reality televisionseries together; jobless and facing the prospect of becoming homeless Miao Miao reluctantly accepts the job, stating that her goal in the show will be to destroy Hoo Joon. Working first as his road manager Miao Miao soon finds herself co-habiting with her nemesis.
Thrown together Miao Miao and Hoo Joon learn more about each other both through the challenges and tasks set for them by their television director and when attempts by Miao Miao to prank and play practical jokes on Hoo Joon backfire. As they become more comfortable in each other's company they reveal their dreams and pasts to each other, and eventually learn to trust in each other. Miao Miao discovers Hoo Joon surreptitiously meeting Ai Lin again, she photographs the meeting again and is again discovered by Hoo Joon. However rather than destroy her phone again Hoo Joon chooses to trust and confide in her. He reveals that he and Ai Lin had been lovers and that togeher with Gao Xiang had been trainees together, working to debut together as a band. When chance saw Hoo Joon come to public prominence through a bit part, their management company changed their plans and debuted Hoo Joon alone as a soloist. Feeling betrayed Ai Lin and Gao Xiang turned to each other for consolation, though it seems Ai Lin has held a torch for Hoo Joon through the intervening years.
Appearing more and more on screen and in public together as a couple Miao Miao comes to realise that she has fallen in love with Hoo Joon, a love that Hoo Joon appears to reciprocate when he asks her to be his partner at a major entertainment event. However, when Miao Miao sees Ai Lin wearing the same pendant as her, a present from Hoo Joon, Miao Miao comes to believe that Hoo Joon has been using her as cover to continue a relationship with Ai Lin. Feeling used and betrayed Miao Miao quits the television show and snubs attempts by Hoo Joon to explain. Miao Miao is offered a job by her old magazine in return for dishing the dirt on Hoo Joon, but still in love with him refuses. Unfortunately Miao Miao's in depth article detailing Hoo Joon's faults and indiscretions falls into the hands of the magazine and is published. Miao Miao's article is a smear piece written in anger, and she knew it to be so when she attempted to delete it, however with photos to back up her allegations, the public come to believe it to be true and Hoo Joon's reputation is ruined.
Despite learning the truth of the pendants, Hoo Joon had asked his assistant to buy Miao Miao a present, and it was Ai Lin wishing to drive a wedge between Miao Miao and Hoo Joon who suggested the purchase of the pendant before buying an identical one herself, Miao Miao finds it impossible to face Hoo Joon again and with no where else to go in Shanghai buys a plane ticket back to her hometown, Harbin. Aboard the flight Miao Miao finds herself sitting next to Hoo Joon, he says that he is on his way to scout some locations, and suggests that they should make a film together. She agrees with a kiss.