Minari

Minari

Minari

In this Sundance-winning drama set in 1980s Arkansas, a seven-year-old Korean American boy must come to terms with his surroundings when their family moves to a mobile home in the middle of nowhere. To make matters stranger, his mischievous grandmother moves from Korea to live with them. Co-stars Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead) and Yuh-Jung Youn (The Housemaid) in an Oscar-winning performance.

Best Supporting Actress (Yuh-Jung Youn) at the 2021 Academy Awards and BAFTAs. Best Film (Foreign Language) at the Golden Globes 2021. Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival 2020.
2020Rating: PG, Coarse language115 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Lee Isaac Chung ('Abigail Harm', 'Lucky Life', 'Munyurangabo')
Writer:
Lee Isaac Chung
Cast:
Steven YeunHan Ye-riYoun Yuh JungWill Patton

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Flicks, Aaron Yap

Minari tells a story that belongs to a Korean-American family with a throbbing emotional pull that casts a far wider net. It’s wrought in the timeless language of sacrifice, adaptation, identity and hope. It’s the sound of your parents arguing about something you don’t quite understand in the next room. It’s the crippling weight of bank loans, the joy of watching your own Garden of Eden flourish, the odd-tasting herbal remedies from the homeland you’re forced to drink, and the unconditional love of an ageing grandmother who will fly across the world just to see you.

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Newshub

Newshub

There is such tenderness in the telling here, helping to bolster your resilience as this story deals out some punishing emotional blows amidst the moments of pure delight...

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The film’s orderliness of plot somewhat undermines the sense that the family at its center is steeped in a truly messy situation.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

That rare slice-of-life drama that contains multitudes without needing to look beyond the borders of its highly specific story.

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RogerEbert.com

RogerEbert.com

This is a lovely, unique film.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Minari shares its secrets with a whisper, and as it unfolds, you find yourself leaning into it, enraptured.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Chung’s nuanced portrait of a family figuring out their place in the world is both small and somehow rather grand.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Minari is never downbeat, despite the challenges the characters face. Chung’s love for his characters—and the Arkansas farmland where he grew up—always shines through.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Minari is a modest pic but very human and accessible, and quite distinctively so in comparison to the vast majority of high-concept and/or violent movies rolling out today.

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Variety

Variety

Chung transforms the specificity of his upbringing into something warm, tender and universal.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Chung’s directing feels drawn from memory, the scattered and sparkling quality of recollections, carefully assembled. It’s perhaps why every second rings so true.

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IndieWire

IndieWire

Chung’s loving — and immensely lovable — immigrant drama interrogates the American Dream with the hard-edged hope of a family that needs to believe in something before they lose all faith in each other.

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