A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

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Lee Isaac Chung

Writer:

Lee Isaac Chung
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan S. Kim ... David (as Alan Kim)
Yeri Han ... Monica
Noel Cho ... Anne (as Noel Kate Cho)
Steven Yeun ... Jacob
Darryl Cox ... Mr. Harlan
Esther Moon ... Mrs. Oh
Ben Hall ... Dowsing Dan
Eric Starkey ... Randy Boomer
Will Patton ... Paul
Yuh-Jung Youn ... Soonja
Jacob M Wade ... Johnnie (as Jacob Wade)
James Carroll ... Brother Roy
Jenny Phagan ... Bonnie
Tina Parker ... Debbie
Chloe Lee ... June

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Storyline

Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family: sceptical wife, Monica, and their children, David and Anne, from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, and to find out what is best for the family, let alone start a 50-acre farm to grow and sell Korean fruits and vegetables, is easier said than done. But, amid sincere promises, cultural unease, fleeting hopes, and the ever-present threat of financial disaster, Jacob is convinced that he has found their own slice of Eden in the rich, dark soil of Arkansas. Can grandma Soon-ja's humble but resilient minari help the Yi family figure out their place in the world? Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The card game played by the grandmother and the children is called Go-Stop, a well-known and fairly popular card game in Korea. See more »

Goofs

Modern cars are visible in one shot as the family drives through town. See more »

Quotes

Soonja: You're crying again? Because of anchovies?
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Connections

Featured in Sky News Breakfast: Episode dated 3 April 2021 (2021) See more »

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Rain Song
Written by Emile Mosseri and Stefanie Y. Hong
Performed by Emile Mosseri and Yeri Han
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Beautiful
25 March 2021 | by carlos37andreSee all my reviews

Well, I won't write a bunch, the movie is pretty good. It has a really really slow pace, so that might be a problem to some. The story takes its time, and over all, it's a movie were the cinematography stands out, the image on screen is always impactful in some way.

The acting is great, all of the cast really, even the kids, I think did an awesome job, and they are just immersed in the characters. The story is touching, and you can relate to most of the characters. The grandma and the kid's relationship are probably the one that evolves the most throughout. The kid actually is the heart and soul of the movie, and he manages to emote a lot, even without speaking much.

There isn't much else to say I think, I believe the story has some rhymes withing itself, for sure, that I probably haven't realized because I only saw the movie once.

To sum up, the movie is good, the acting is great, and the cinematography is gorgeous, it just feels a lot longer than it actually is.

7,5/10


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

12 February 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Minari See more »

Filming Locations:

Oklahoma, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$193,460, 14 February 2021

Gross USA:

$3,110,580

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$14,633,778
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Plan B Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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