Tuesday, September 22, 2015

East Side Sushi

Photo Courtesy Of Blue Sun Pictures

It's been about a week since I got the "for your eyes only" treatment and had the luxury of watching "East Side Sushi" (2014), written and directed by Anthony Lucero, before its theater release on September 18. Food Porn. Weeeeeeee let me go get some temaki. I would have, had I not been restricted by my couch-potato-I'm-not-getting-off-this-island mode.

Without giving away any or too many spoilers, the story centers around single mom Juana, played by Diana Elizabeth Torres, who after working at fruit-vending cart an age, gains employment at a local Japanese restaurant. In due course, Juana decides that she wants to become a sushi chef in a hierarchical  establishment rooted in mysogynistic traditions. Who knew a woman's hands are too warm? Thusly she proclaims, "I deserve an opportunity like everybody else." It's poignant, with several scenes reminiscent of  "The Karate Kid, Part II" (1986) and -

Ratatouille (2007). Not that Torres looks like a rodent. Far from it. She bears a striking ressemblance to another Latina actress. And I'm not the only one with this persuasion, "Me recuerda a Salma Hayek. Se mora interesante pelĂ­cula," writes Jackie Alvarez.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see it and whoever plays Mr. Myagi in this flick:)