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"Minari:" an excellent film, superbly acted, and devoid of irritating clichés. (Spoilers!)

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."

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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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