this film on paper sounds terrible: its the story of a guy who manages a baseball team based on numbers. boring. except that the writing and acting take this one to a most amazing place- its interesting and compelling in a way that i would have never expected. the wheeling and dealing behind the scenes are what really make this film crackle and come alive with energy. pitt, hill, hoffman, and pratt make this one come alive with so much heart and interest that i couldn't help but get drawn in and cheer when they found success.
the film looks at all the elements that go into jiro making his perfect sushi, all the steps along the way like making the right rice, picking the perfect fish from the fish docks, and everything else you could possibly imagine. an interesting element in the documentary is the relationship jiro has with his son and the other workers who have dedicated their lives to making this food.
Labels: 4 stars