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"Parasite": Nathan's Movie Review

Updated on December 17, 2021
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Nathan is a film critic and aspiring author with a true passion for the film industry who hopes his writings will help launch his career.

Parasite is a rare film that explores the differing social classes in South Korea and succeeds in not only delivering a powerful film but also educating the viewers. The film follows a poor family who lives in a bad part of town. When son Kevin's friend tells him a rich family is looking for an English tutor, Kevin gets the idea to fake documentation to get the job. With money that good, Kevin's family slowly weasles their way into the rich family's home in various roles. But, as their greed grows, so do the dangers of their deception.

Parasite had a lot of things going for it, most of all its symbolism. The film featured heavy themes that hit hard and will never let you forget them. The old saying is true: You never realize how blessed you are until you see someone else's struggles. At one point, the poor family finds that their entire street has been flooded due to backed up sewage. That entire side of town has to sleep in a gym for the night because everyone's homes were completely destroyed. This leads to one of the best dad-son talks in recent movie history which left me pondering and coming to multiple realizations. That kind of thing actually happened several times throughout the film where a sequence set off an epiphany in my head.

The story's writing and directing were absolutely flawless. Greed's hold on the poor family progressing to more extreme outcomes and finally the consequences of their actions was brilliant storytelling. Writer/director Bong Joo Ho poured a lot of emotion and intensity into his work and it showed. You could feel him trying to teach the world a lesson through his film. That's how you know a film is worthy of the praise it gets. Not only did Parasite win Best Foreign Film, not only was it nominated for Best Picture, but it was also the first foreign film to win Best Picture as well. It even nabbed the best Director Oscar. You know what? The film deserves every award it received. Parasite is a story that needs to be heard and it needs to be taken to heart. You may be in a tough situation, you may desire more, but if you let greed take hold of you and have its way, you'll lose yourself.

In conclusion, this is a perfect film and I recommend it to anyone. Even if you don't enjoy foreign films, see it anyway. The outcome will surprise you. I give Parasite a 4 out of 4.

© 2020 Nathan Jasper


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