March 24, 2021 by jacklovelace
I have much respect for this movie.
It is a story of a Korean family and the trials and tribulations of making a go of it in Arkansas back in the 80’s. And it is done with such a deft touch. The people of Arkansas are depicted with respect, not some elite talking down version of reality.
And the family is not perfect, they struggle in their own ways. But in the end, it all comes together in a believable way that makes for a feel good movie that has none of the cliches of a typical feel good movie.
There isn’t one nasty person in this entire movie. Building the characters can feel a little slow at times but it always picks back up and is worth the journey.
It isn’t quite as good as Nomadland, a similar movie in some respects, but since I think Nomandland is the best movie of the year, I have no hesitation putting this in select company just behind it.