“Daddy’s going to make a big garden,” announces Jacob (Steven Yeun) as his bewildered wife and wide-eyed children…
Steven Yeun (Jacob)Yeri Han (Monica)Alan S. Kim (David)Noel Cho (Anne)Darryl Cox (Mr. Harlan)Esther Moon (Mrs. Oh)Ben Hall (Dowsing Dan)Eric Starkey (Randy Boomer)Will Patton (Paul)Youn Yuh-jung (Soonja)Jacob M Wade (Johnnie)James Carroll (Brother Roy)Jenny Phagan (Bonnie)Tina Parker (Debbie)Chloe Lee (June)Joel Telford (Older Kid)Scott Haze (Billy)Kaye Brownlee-France (Lab Tech)
Lee Isaac Chung
Yearning to own a small patch of land and be more than a chicken sexer, the ambitious paterfamilias, Jacob Yi, relocates his Korean-American family: sceptical wife, Monica, and their children, David and Anne, from California to 1980s rural Arkansas, to start afresh and capture the elusive American Dream. However, new beginnings are always challenging, and to find out what is best for the family, let alone start a 50-acre farm to grow and sell Korean fruits and vegetables, is easier said than done. But, amid sincere promises, cultural unease, fleeting hopes, and the ever-present threat of financial disaster, Jacob is convinced that he has found their own slice of Eden in the rich, dark soil of Arkansas. Can grandma Soonja's humble but resilient minari help the Yi family figure out their place in the world?