A man borrows money from a bank to finance his farm... but the banker is not an evil person. There is one extremely likable kid--- but he doesn't die. The father is neither saint nor sinner, nor is the wife. He is willing to risk his marriage to give his family a future; the wife isn't, having obviously seen his previous failures.
Because of the rapid accumulation of disasters, the tension builds and builds--- but the resolutions are unexpected: this is not melodrama but, rather, drama elevated to a high level.
Like all great films, and I think this is one, "Minari" can be interpreted in many ways, i.e. as a comment on American society's economic whipsaw; on American "exceptionalism;" on the impact tragedy and hardship has on religious faith and logic.
From the performance of John Yeun throughout the rest of the cast, there isn't a misstep: all are individuals, not cardboard cutouts mouthing "big thoughts," like in the flawed, "Grapes of Wrath."This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
Topic - "Minari:" an excellent film, superbly acted, and devoid of irritating clichés. (Spoilers!) - tinear 05:54:54 05/20/21 (5)
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