danny94’s review published on Letterboxd:
A Beautiful family movie that will break you're heart!
Today i made my cinema comeback with this, the 6 times Oscar nominated Minari! First of all, let me just tell you how exiting it was being back in a cinema, when the red curtains went away and the speakers started to play, my hole body was filled with joy and excitement!
This movie is about family, faith, dreams, marriage, death, immigration, success and failure: its like they where trying to get an Oscar nomination!
While watching Minari, i kept thinking of Terence Malick, especially the movie Days of Heaven! You can also clearly see that the director Lee Isaac Chun, is a fan of Andrei Tarkovsky. Minari is beautiful to look at with beautiful cinematography, which surprisingly didn't give it an Oscar nomination!
Instead its actors received two nominations and won one! Which i can understand! Also a very overlooked performance in this, is Will Patton! He shines in the role of the religious Paul, in my opinion he deserves the same attention as Steven Yeun & Yuh-Jung Youn.
But even-though its beautiful, this is not for everyone! It is slow movie, where you are invited to observe and take the family in. The conflicts between the couple sometimes feels very forced, the wife Monica starts out very negative, which always feels Strange! I know the husband is not perfect, but try to support him, just a little bit!
The story about the American dream and how fragile it can be!