Dr. Swalski of How to Use Guys With Secret Tips has become the Dr. Phil of Korea! How to Use Guys With Secret Tips is a funny romantic comedy about the how the plain and awkward Bona goes from being the behind-the-scenes unrecognizable assistant director of at a commercial production firm to a big time director. Audience members are taken along Bona’s transformational journey of finding confidence and true love and happiness.
At the start of the the film, audience members are introduced to Bona, who seems like an unattractive middle-age woman, who’s career is at a slump, and love life is going no where. Bona it seems, has trouble communicating with the opposite sex, and is constantly loosing, both in life and career endeavors, to the opposite sex. Bona’s first project that audience members are shown, is the shooting of a commercial with the raising star Seong-jae. As the filming wraps up, we see that the cast has left Bona behind as she had fell asleep on the beach after the shoot. While Bona is left to wonder the deserted beach at night, she comes across Dr. Swalski, and his kiosk of “how to” VHS tapes. Bona finds herself purchasing a series of self-help VHS tapes entitled How to Use Guys with Secret Tips. The tapes, which feature Dr. Swalski, seem at first corny, but as Bona watches, she finds herself relying on the tapes as they help her to better interact with the opposite sex.
Bona becomes involved with the raising star Seong-jae, and they begin a hilarious relationship, as she tries to implement lessons from the tapes in their courtship. Things reach a climax as Seong-jae wants to begin a serious relationship with Bona, but finds out that she has been using the tapes as the basis for their interactions. The tapes have helped Bona raise in her professional life, and as she becomes a well-known director. With her new position however, she finds that she is slowly loosing herself. In the end Seong-jae comes to her rescue, as he finds that she is his true love. The film is a truly light hearted, and fun film that is great for anyone looking for something fun and hilarious to watch.