Minari – Satisfactory

Rating (3 out of 5)

Summary: First, I was surprised that this movie wasn’t about how hicks hated Asians and how they all struggled to live with one another. Quite the opposite, the people from Arkansas were quite nice to the Korean family. The movie was more about the relationships between the family members dealing with change. The most memorable and endearing is the relationship between Grandma (Youn Yuh-jung) and the little boy David (Alan S. Kim).

This is a cute film, but the film’s beat is uneven, making the movie feel slow overall. However, the story offered me enough that I wanted to see how if the farm was a success or not. While currently with a Metascore of 88, this movie is the very definition of average, and the score is due to a lack of any other decent viewing alternatives.

Plot: A Korean family learns about one another after immigrating to the United States and starting a farm in Arkansas in the 1980s.