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In the 1980s, Jacob Yi (Steven Yeun) decides to uproot his family, which includes his wife Monica (Han Ye Ri), son David (Alan Kim), and daughter Anne (Noel Cho), from a relatively comfortable life in California to a rural location in Arkansas – where he dreams of creating a huge farm where he can grow vegetables popular in South Korea but very hard to find in the United States. They are joined by Monica’s mother Soon Ja (Youn Yuh Jung), who arrives from South Korea laden with grocery goodies, minari seeds, and a penchant for playing cards. The plan is for her to look after Anne and David while Jacob and Monica tend to the farm. The family starts to devote itself to making Jacob’s unlikely dream come true, even if the stresses of the relocation lead him to bicker with Monica – to David’s displeasure. As the stress of farm life begins to tell, Monica pleads with Jacob to let the family return to California. But when one of their number suddenly falls ill, a strange chain of events is sparked – one that may ultimately decide the fate of their farm...and Jacob and Monica’s relationship. “Minari” is a 2020 American movie that was directed by Lee Isaac Chung.