Farron('s) Films

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Film #53

Title: Jiro Dreams of Sushi (2011)

Starring: Jiro Ono

Dir: David Gelb

Basic Synopsis (from IMDb): A documentary on 85-year-old sushi master Jiro Ono, his business in the basement of a Tokyo office building, and his relationship with his son and eventual heir, Yoshikazu.

My Mini Review:

I had heard some good things about this documentary, but was hesitant to watch it. I mean, how interesting can film be about a guy that makes sushi, right? Well, let me just say that Jiro is no ordinary sushi chef. For starters, he’s been a sushi chef for 75 years (for those good with math, yes that means from age 10!).

A simple man, with a simple plan – to love what you do, and do it everyday until death. That’s Jiro’s plan. The story of his life shows how one can overcome anything with discipline, self-sacrifice…

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