Minari (2021)

 Rated G


Minari didn’t rake in bucks at the box office earlier in this weird year and having to read pesky subtitles still turns a lot of people off, but this movie is very worth your time. It’s simply a charm offensive. Lee Isaac Chung’s beautiful and relatable family film is even more relatable if you’ve ever struggled to make ends meet while also trying to live your (maybe impossible) dream. Chung’s entire cast is remarkable, but the outstanding work done by Yuh-Jung Youn and Alan Kim as grandma & grandson is the key to the entire project. We just love that kid! So pop the 417th Ellises’ Analysis into your device while you spend at least a little time keeping flammable objects away from your livelihood as we talk about a Korean-turned-American slice of life in the heartland.

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