Sunday, May 27, 2012
1739 - Jiro Dreams of Sushi
Now to the film. It's inspiring in what I've said above, but I couldn't help but feel that it was padded a bit to get it to feature length. It was very episodic and tangential. It felt like the main thrust of it could have been summed up in a fraction of it's length, but we hung around longer for some nice shots of sushi. I'm not trying to bag on the film at all, I liked it a lot, but it was just missing that certain something that made me love it. I guess maybe I was just hoping for a bit more from his sons, or the people who work for him - but I imagine they don't get into stuff based out of respect for Jiro - not that that's a bad thing at all. And perhaps I'd heard to much about it going in that my expectations were built up. Could be a case of that. One thing I know for sure is that I'm going to have sushi for lunch tomorrow. And the other thing I know is that it's not going to be anywhere near as good as Jiro's.