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this was great up until the last like 20 minutes where vincent gallo’s character starts showing emotional vulnerability. for some reason it felt forced and unnatural which just took me out of the movie. to me the best this movie had to offer was almost exclusively contained in the first half, particularly the scenes in vincent gallo’s house. really like some of the editing choices tho. the screenplay was good too. and the photobooth scene, that was cute.
I know I’m going to Letterboxd hell for this but Minari is so, and I can’t stress this enough, bland. Ok to be fair, I had verrrrry high expectations for this film, which I think is justifiable considering the fact that everyone is talking about it the way they are. I’m sure y’all know what I’m talking about.
Minari has its moments. I love the grandma-grandson dynamics in particular, the scoring, and um... that’s kinda it?? I didn’t care about…
who says arthouse can’t be fun? crazy that Pedro Amoldovar invented the whole spectrum of color with this little 90 minute movie. wacky, chaotic, and whimsical. the script will take you to places you’ll never guess. and that car/motorbike chase scene?? probably the best one ever made.