The film opens up with four friends sitting around the dinner table talking about their relationships with their lovers; but as the conversation begins to go in an increasingly sexual direction, Grace played by Kim, displays her discomfort with the personal nature of the conversation and leaves the table. Audiences can see the wheels turning in Grace's mind as her friends continue to press her about why she's not having sex with her boyfriend Mike, inquiries that not only make her uncomfortable, but also causes her to question whether she is doing the right thing in waiting.
In the following scene Grace decides to make a move on her boyfriend, but when he holds back and asks her why she's acting so out of character, she replies, "I just want us to be normal."
Grace's boyfriend goes on to tell her that he loves her because she's not like the other girls, and the film concludes with the couple deciding that it's better for them to wait until marriage to have sex.
Better Than Normal, which was written and produced by Christine Kim, has already screened at Warner Brothers in Los Angeles and was chosen as an Official Selection of the California Women’s Film Festival. The film is currently being submitted to international film festivals with more screenings yet to be announced for later this year.
Although the story in Better Than Normal puts Kim's personal values, as well as her acting talents front and center, she doesn't limit herself to performing in Christian oriented films alone.
Kim was cast to play Vanessa, a gold-digging diva, in The Wasp News's "Holiday Resentment" and "Valentine's Day Resentment," two episodes that clearly show the actress is able to leave her personal ethics aside in order to achieve the best possible version of her character.
The "Holiday Resentment" episode erects two versions of how people receive gifts, with one sketch portraying what they really want to say when given a dud gift, and the other displaying the niceties people revert to in reality in order to be cordial.
In the scene where Kim's character Vanessa says what she's really feeling after receiving a Bath & Body Works gift card, she exclaims, "Who buys gift cards anyway? Except for someone who you obviously do not like and someone you have to shop for… I mean, I can't even Craig's list this shit! Nobody wants cucumber melon anymore!"
Of course in the scene of her accepting the gift in reality, Vanessa tells the giver how grateful and excited she is to use her gift card for a new cucumber melon body wash.
By the "Valentines Day Resentment" episode Vanessa has already broken up with her lover due to him not upgrading her Prius to a Tesla; but, when she runs into him during a V-Day dinner proposing to his new girlfriend with the same ring he proposed to her with several months prior, she loses her cool. Vanessa tells the new girlfriend how her ex never bought her the Tesla he promised her, which leads the newly proposed girlfriend to throw the ring back in his face, screaming "No Tesla, no punani!"
Kim also played the cameo role of the nurse in the episode of The Wasp News comedy series entitled "The Drop Off."
Christine Kim's innocent appearance and sweet voice have helped her land roles like that of Jane, the star of the upcoming film A-Muse, as well as the voice of the sweet Korean teacher for ABCmouse.com and a starring role in the commercial for the Apple iPad 2. Despite her cute appearance however, the actress has proven her range extends far beyond the traditional characters her appearance brings to mind at first glance.
In the film Choice, Kim displays her mastery at playing catty characters in the role of Rose, the judgmental best friend of Caroline. When a seemingly less intelligent classmate falls in love with Caroline and attempts to talk to her, Kim's character Rose blocks him at every avenue. Proving her ability to erect a mean bully-type character with a malevolent tongue, the actress's natural sweetness dissolves completely in her portrayal of Rose.
Christine Kim has come along way since she first began making her name known in the Hollywood entertainment industry several years ago. Kim is currently represented as an actress, as well as a news anchor and television host by the international talent firm Dessler Media Talent.
“Christine is a true diamond in the ruff, and to believe that she taught herself English when she was a child in South Korea by listening to American pop music makes her story even more incredible," explains Willem Dessler, the CEO and founder of DMT. "We are truly excited to introduce Christine to the American broadcast news market. She can deliver the news in English with an absolutely perfect American accent as if she has lived in the states her entire life.”
With several other upcoming projects already in the works, it is clear that this South Korean beauty is in high demand. She will also be appearing in the television series Real Rob, which is being directed by comedy actor Rob Schneider.