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Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun



From writer/director Lee Isaac Chung and starring Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, and Yuh-Jung Youn. MINARI Coming Soon.

A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.

Grand Jury Prize
2020 Sundance Film Festival

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award
2020 Sundance Film Festival
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt10633456

100% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/minari
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Minari (2020) -- S: Steven Yeun, Will Patton




A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows a Korean-American family that moves to a tiny Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home.
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2020 Sundance Film Festival

U.S. Dramatic Audience Award
2020 Sundance Film Festival




No release date yet. But, this played at Sundance and currently has a 100% score on RT

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/minari



This looks great. I'll definitely see it.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

I saw the is last night. Another winner in A24’s filmography. Very good film.
Props to Steve Yeun for capitalizing on his bit of fame from TWD and doing films like this and Burning to get some attention on them.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Hmmm, I might be interested on one of those virtual screenings. I do want to see this and I know it's one of those films that needs all the support it can get, especially right now.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

https://screeningroom.a24films.com/

Virtual screening tickets are on sale today. Starts Friday. Friday through Sunday are already sold out. I bought a ticket for Monday. They are $20. Screenings are available through February 25th.

I want to support a film like this, so that's why I bought a ticket. Now I just have to figure out how to cast it to my TV.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

What's the difference between a virtual screening and VOD?
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

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What's the difference between a virtual screening and VOD?
Virtual Screening is done directly by the distributor, A24.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Any Q&A or other live events associated with the screening?
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

From the FAQs at the link DJariya posted:

Is there any bonus content that comes with my ticket?
Yes, each screening has an introduction and a Q&A. Please keep in mind that you will have 4 hours from your designated screening start time to watch the film and any bonus content.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Each screening for me is at 4pm local time. So meaning you have until 8pm to watch it and all the content available.

I'm happy to support it this way and take out the middle man who will take a cut of the grosses.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

That's nice of you. Personally I would much prefer to watch it on my own time on my TV through my PS5, so I will just give VUDU a cut of the grosses.

I paid A24 $50 for a single 4K disc, so I figure we're even.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

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That's nice of you. Personally I would much prefer to watch it on my own time on my TV through my PS5, so I will just give VUDU a cut of the grosses.

I paid A24 $50 for a single 4K disc, so I figure we're even.

Fair enough. FYI, Minari will be available on PVOD rental February 26th.


Beginning on February 26, you will be able to rent Minari on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes/Apple TV, Vudu, FandangoNow, or wherever you prefer to purchase digital content. Though the price may vary depending on which platform you use, the suggested price is $19.99, and you will have a 48-hour viewing window to watch after hitting play.



https://decider.com/2021/01/21/minar...emand-digital/


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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

My screening for this is at 4pm PT today.

I noticed that all screenings through the 25th are now sold out.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Just finished my screening. Great movie. Just a really well shot and written story about this Korean American family. The kids were awesome.

Now I’m on the bonus material after the movie and a 37 minute Q&A is playing.

The wife actor Yeri Han does not speak English during the Q&A, but the grandmother Yuh Jung Youn
actually speaks very good English.

I wonder if they will add this to the BD.

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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Glad you liked it. Looking forward to seeing it at home.
Not sure if I will rent it for $20 or just wait until it's available for purchase (assuming that's still before the Oscars in April).
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Is this available to stream now if pay?
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Originally Posted by OldBoy
Is this available to stream now if pay?
February 26th. See my post at post 14.

only theatrical and virtual screenings right now.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

I thought it was a beautiful film, but in the end I was a little ambivalent about the narrative.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

I really enjoyed this.

It did a good job subverting my expectations. When the boy
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who has a weak heart said, "I'm going to live in this house until the day I die," I thought that was foreshadowing his sad death, and was expecting it for much of the movie.


And maybe I'll change my opinion the next time I watch this, but I felt frustrated by Monica, because Steven Yeun seemed like a friggin' Saint and she relentlessly knocked him down. Like when after the doctors appointment she said he chose the farm over his family, which is ridiculous, because the farm is supposed to support the family, choosing the farm IS choosing his family.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Originally Posted by Crocker Jarmen
I really enjoyed this.

It did a good job subverting my expectations. When the boy
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who has a weak heart said, "I'm going to live in this house until the day I die," I thought that was foreshadowing his sad death, and was expecting it for much of the movie.



And maybe I'll change my opinion the next time I watch this, but I felt frustrated by Monica, because Steven Yeun seemed like a friggin' Saint and she relentlessly knocked him down. Like when after the doctors appointment she said he chose the farm over his family, which is ridiculous, because the farm is supposed to support the family, choosing the farm IS choosing his family.
No, choosing the farm was his personal dream. He neither was equiped enough to do so nor was he reasonable, when it didn't work. It was his wife keeping the family afloat, while he was wasting resources they did not have. He needed help by a stranger, but when Will Patton had contact to the family he was ungrateful towards him. Everyone took the backseat to his dream and he was pretty ignorant to the needs of his family.
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Re: Minari (2020, D: Chung) S: Steven Yeun

Yeah, you bring up some good points. Thinking back over the movie I see more flaws in the character that I was blinded to during the movie.

Mostly, I'm looking at it from a personal perspective, as this is very similar to the way I grew up, during the same time period (I was born only two months before the writer/director). While Jacob certainly struggled, I never thought of him as ill-equipped or unreasonable because he was starting out. Establishing yourself is hard work, there is often sacrifice. Now that I'm older, I appreciate more what my father did, and believe it was the right thing to do. I don't see Jacob's farm dream being a selfish one that meant more to him than his family, the way it was, say, for Harrison Ford's father in The Mosquito Coast. Yes, Jacob wasn't perfect, there was roughness, but it seemed to me his work was centred on the goal of fulfilling the needs of his family.

Of course, it's impossible to see inside the mind of any man, so your point is well taken.
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I think it was a mixture. He wanted more for his family than would have been possibly by both of the parents determening the sex of chicken, but in doing so he was ignorant towards the current needs of his family. He needed a lot of help, on the field by Will Patton, financially by his wife and his mother-in-law for child care. He wasn't willing to pay the dowser, his own well dried up and then he used tap water and couldn't afford the water bills. In those moments he put his dream before his family. His wife could have been more supportive, since she was against the whole idea, even if it would have been more successful, but regarding problems she was more pragmatic. I do understand, she wasn't thrilled he moved them into a trailer, but her first reaction was pretty bad and you can make a trailer into a nice home too, if you put some afford into it.

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