Thursday, May 24, 2012

Durr Movies: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Ever since my friend Josh showed me the trailer of Jiro Dreams of Sushi, all I've ever wanted to do was to watch this movie.

Lucky for Saskatoon, and myself included, the cool cats at The Broadway Theater began showing this wonder of a movie.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a movie about 85 year old Jiro Ono and his mastery of sushi and whether or not his son Yoshikazu Ono has what it takes to carry on his father's legacy when the inevitable comes to light.

Jiro Ono is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, the first sushi restaurant to be presented with three stars on the prestigious Michelin Guide, and recognized as a national treasure in Japan for his contributions to Japanese Cuisine.

Quite the name to live up to.

This movie was shot sublimely from start to finish. It paints a perfect picture on how something so simple such as sushi can be so beautiful.

The entire time I was watching this movie, I sorta had this grin on my face. Suffice to say I was in awe. I don't know why, it was just a great movie.

This may be way off, but the thing that bugs me about documentaries is that they always have to have some sort of antagonist in it. This movie had none of that, it was just, "Here's Jiro, and here are his sons, look how they're doing. Here's how sushi is made, pretty isn't it?"

Damn straight.

Should you go see it? Absolutely, while you still can, catch it at The Broadway Theater. You will gain a new appreciation for one of the world's most simplest of dishes.

Case and Point
Jiro Dreams of Sushi is: art.

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