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Minari (2020)

PG-13 | | Drama | 12 February 2021 (USA)
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Releases February 12, 2021
A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

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Lee Isaac Chung

Writer:

Lee Isaac Chung
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Yeun ... Jacob
Yeri Han ... Monica
Youn Yuh-jung ... Soonja
Alan S. Kim ... David
Noel Cho Noel Cho ... Anne
Will Patton ... Paul
Scott Haze ... Billy
Eric Starkey ... Randy Boomer
Esther Moon ... Mrs. Oh
Darryl Cox ... Mr. Harlan
Ben Hall ... Dowsing Dan
Jacob M Wade ... Johnnie
James Carroll ... Brother Roy
Jenny Phagan ... Bonnie
Tina Parker ... Debbie
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A Korean family moves to Arkansas to start a farm in the 1980s.

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Drama

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements and a rude gesture | See all certifications »

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Steven Yeun's red hat was a gift from his mother when he was 17. See more »

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Jacob: Remember what we said when we got married? That we'd move to America and save each other?
Monica: I remember.
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Lee Isaac Chung has exposed his brilliance
13 October 2020 | by briangooyoonkwonSee all my reviews

Bruh, I am speechless... This was phenomenal film experience. This introduced me to Lee Isaac Chung's brilliance and ingenuity in filmmaking as well as his approach at conveying nuanced themes of family and acclimation through his marvelous direction and powerful screenplay that Chung wrote to keep the audience emotionally engaged.

This remarkably unique story about a Korean family who embark on a new life in the countryside of Arkansas and start a farm while combating financial struggles and managing family differences plays itself out impeccably, bolstered by the breathtaking performances of Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim - he was so adorable, and Youn Yuh-jung, who is pretty much like Korean Meryl Streep. By the end, it becomes clear why the term Minari, which are water plants that grow mainly in East Asia countries including South Korea, is perfect for the title. There was absolutely nothing negative about this film, which means you should develop an interest in seeing this.

This probably won't leave my head easily as it was an emotional and beautiful Korean-American story that truly resonates with you. I really look forward to rewatching this future. I truly hope this becomes the second Korean film after Parasite to get nominated in major award categories, especially Best Picture.

Thank you for reading this and have a nice day :)


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Release Date:

12 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Minari See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA

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Plan B Entertainment See more »
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