East Side Sushi

East Side Sushi

Streaming Video - 2015
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Juana can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision and takes a job at a local Japanese restaurant. She attempts to become a sushi chef, but is the wrong race and gender. Against all odds she embarks on a voyage of self discovery.
Publisher: [United States] : Samuel Goldwyn Films, LLC : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 100 min.)) : sd., col
Call Number: eVideo

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ralwal
Nov 05, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyable, loved seeing all the wonderful looking food.

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tuan_canada
Aug 08, 2017

Good movie. Love the food, love the movie. By looking at the cover I thought to main character would be Indian. It would be even more interesting had it be an Indian cook making sushi.

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IrishMoon
Jun 06, 2017

I really enjoyed this film. In a very real manner, it does a great job of depicting the struggle many experience when trying to break out of the roles that societies still expect of certain individuals. It is a slower paced movie, but well worth watching.

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Nooksack20
May 31, 2017

This was a typical "for single mothers and minorities" flick. Boring and silly tale about an Hispanic woman facing all of the arch-typical barriers proclaimed by the feminist movement.

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kpelish
Apr 19, 2017

Well-written movie about American immigrants meeting on-the-job. I didn't see romantic chemistry between the two leads, however, so this lessened my assessment. I did enjoy watching Juana's journey and her determined fight to succeed in a non-traditional job and win stability for herself, her little girl, and aging dad.

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vashonbookgrazer
Feb 14, 2017

This is a charming movie, with great food appeal. Loved it.

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PeterMilton
Jan 18, 2017

This film is not recommended.........for Hillary.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Jan 09, 2017

Very enjoyable film that hits all the right notes and had me smiling at almost every scene. Takes place in Oakland by local filmmaker, Rodrigo Clark, who shows that he undoubtedly understands the melding and barriers of mixing cultures. Doesn't try to be any more than what it is, and filmed with an almost documentary-style handheld camera view which only adds to its realistic charm. Great performance by Diana Torres as Juana whose spirit overcomes cultural, sexist, and socioeconomic hurdles with conviction and humor.

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WCLSBlaineLibrary
Dec 02, 2016

Recommended to me by a male patron who said "this is kind of a chick flick, but I loved it!" I loved it, too. It was well acted and had a great message about striving to achieve your dreams...and an added plus: it was about FOOD!

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imagenel
Nov 14, 2016

This is recommended for...Trump.

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gsoone
Sep 07, 2016

Juana, a working-class, single mother, decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant. Against all odds, she fights to achieve her dream of becoming a sushi chef. 94%/89%

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