Movie Mini Review: Minari

Minari Movie Poster

Trailer and Summary

Minari Trailer

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

I finally got around to watching the film Minari. I had seen that this movie had won a Golden Globe award and wanted to give it a try. I haven’t seen very many Korean language films. It was a sweet movie and I enjoyed watching it overall.

What I liked

  • The watching the experiences of the Yi family as they try to make a home in a new place.
  • The portrayal of the husband and wife’s relationship that was filled with uncertainty and doubt.
  • The son and grandmother’s relationship was my favorite part of this movie. I loved seeing evolution of their bond. They are just too cute!

What I didn’t like

  • The movie was on the longer side and I struggled a little to get through it.
  • The pacing of the story is slower than what I’m used to.
  • I was a little bummed with the ending because it left some loose ends that I wanted to know more about.

Final Thoughts

This was a heartwarming movie about adapting to new surroundings, working towards dreams, and the meaning of famliy. Even though the movie felt a bit long and had a slower pace, it was still worth watching.

Have you seen this movie? What did you think of it?

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