Minari ★★★★½

2020 Ranked

The main theme within this film centers around the struggle of two immigrant parents from Korea maintaining a sustainable life for their family. Jacob and Monica have this morality of trying not to fail their kids, which I thought created a family dynamic that pulls everyone apart, focusing on their own successes. The independence of each character as they grow into their own person in the major move from Korea to California to Arkansas is a really beautiful thing to see. There were layers that flooded beneath the family that formed hardship but it was needed in their own growth. This is a love story but within the realm of sustaining ones self worth and perseverance. 
The performances by Steven Yeun and Han Ye-ri are captivating and heartbreaking, and the rest of the cast provides the backbone for the film. 
I hope this gets recognition for awards because it’s one of my favorite films of 2020 so far.

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