Reactions to Minari

Nearly 200 members and their guests attended the first screening of 2022, with most of them enjoying Minari which earned an overall appreciation score of 83.7%. A sample of the comments received:

  • Lovely story, great acting.
  • A charming film, with fabulous characters, and a really engaging story. Loved it!
  • Unusual subject, sensitively and humanely treated. Humorous at times grandmother character was brilliant.
  • Minari was beautifully filmed and acted. Thought provoking and touching story.
  • Charming film, well acted – great choice.
  • Like a nice warm bath.
  • A gentle but beautifully evocation of the life of a family, full of humour and pathos.
  • Moving without becoming sentimental. The film ended on a note of quiet optimism, as it looked like this family would pull through! Great performances, especially from the oldest and youngest cast members!
  • Very good on many levels. Incredibly charming and talented small boy, good acting from the grandmother too. Well chosen film for the CFS members.
  • Excellent acting and great exploration of family and personal characters and dynamics.
  • Wonderful film, superb acting, especially grandma, cast was excellent altogether and all were physically so attractive. The photography caught every mood and swing with the story. The sets were wonderfully imaginative but nothing was overdone. Could not have enjoyed a film more!
  • Great start to the new year. Very funny and insightful film. As much a comment on American society as the plight of immigrants finding their way in a new world. More of this please.
  • Beautifully made touching film, without sentimentality, but with a lot of hope and kindness.
  • Good cinematography – felt a little long towards the end and the ending of the film was a bit wish washy!
  • Sweet and heartfelt and never cynical or mocking about the subject (either Korean or Arkansas).
  • A meandering but enjoyable story. It was nice to watch such an uplifting film.
  • Good film to start the year with, loved the music especially.
  • Heart warming, just right for a cold January evening!
  • Kept my attention. Well acted. Great characters. Interesting story.
  • Very moving. Well acted and directed. A little long. Thought provoking.
  • A weak script, but with good cinematography.
  • Sentimental/tedious.