“Are you ready for your acting lessons?”
Meryl Streep gulped.
Reese Witherspoon nodded.
Emma Stone shuddered.
Anne Hathaway blinked nervously.
“Yes Bae Joo-hyun” they said in unison.
This one hit close to home. As an immigrant from Asia, this film brought up so many memories of my family’s experiences in America. It accurately reflects the struggles that come with the immigrant experience and the importance of finding home in family. Loved the score, the performances by the cast, and the humor provided by the savage David and Soon-ja.
It’s a simple but intimate and tender movie. It contains a universal story that many can resonate with. Minari is about resilience and displacement, but it also feels like representation and a warm hug. Cried with this one but loved it a lot.