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      04-15-2012 05:48 PM #1
      Just saw this at the Florida Film Festival.

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      HIGHLY recommended. Excellent film. Great movie about craft, dedication, and the pursuit of excellence.

      About The Film

      JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant of its kind to be awarded a prestigious 3 star Michelin review, and sushi lovers from around the globe make repeated pilgrimage, calling months in advance and shelling out top dollar for a coveted seat at Jiro’s sushi bar.

      For most of his life, Jiro has been mastering the art of making sushi, but even at his age he sees himself still striving for perfection, working from sunrise to well beyond sunset to taste every piece of fish; meticulously train his employees; and carefully mold and finesse the impeccable presentation of each sushi creation. At the heart of this story is Jiro’s relationship with his eldest son Yoshikazu, the worthy heir to Jiro’s legacy, who is unable to live up to his full potential in his father’s shadow.

      The feature film debut of director David Gelb, JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is a thoughtful and elegant meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection, chronicling Jiro’s life as both an unparalleled success in the culinary world, and a loving yet complicated father.
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    2. 04-15-2012 08:03 PM #2
      I definitely want to see it... will probably have to wait 'till it comes to Netflix or something. I saw El Bulli just this past week... just amazing amount of work that they do to pull off a 3-star restaurant.
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      04-16-2012 08:52 AM #3
      Movie was so so so so so so so so so so good. Prepare to eat sushi after.
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      04-16-2012 11:02 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by cougar View Post
      I definitely want to see it... will probably have to wait 'till it comes to Netflix or something. I saw El Bulli just this past week... just amazing amount of work that they do to pull off a 3-star restaurant.
      I believe it's on Netflix now.
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      04-19-2012 01:22 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      I believe it's on Netflix now.
      Streaming? I'm not seeing it...

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      04-19-2012 01:24 PM #6
      Eli Bulli is on Netflix, not Jiro. Did the same thing.
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      04-19-2012 01:40 PM #7
      Oh okay. I'm actually planning on seeing it tomorrow night in theaters but was wondering why I'd pay $12 when I can watch it on Netflix.

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      04-21-2012 08:31 AM #8
      I saw this a couple weeks ago...wonderful film. Loved every minute of it and really want to eat at this place now...

      there's just something i love and respect about anyone who truly masters their craft to this level.
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    9. 04-21-2012 09:51 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      I believe it's on Netflix now.
      Yes, that's how I saw El Bulli . I was saying I'll have to wait for Jiro Dreams of Sushi to come to Netflix .
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      04-21-2012 05:16 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by The Red Baron View Post
      I saw this a couple weeks ago...wonderful film. Loved every minute of it and really want to eat at this place now...

      there's just something i love and respect about anyone who truly masters their craft to this level.
      It made me wonder what the world would be like if everybody did their jobs the way Jiro did his.
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      04-21-2012 05:47 PM #11
      Awesome documentary........hard work pays off.

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      04-23-2012 10:46 AM #12
      Heard his son has a baller V10 RS6 . This startd playing locally, was on the fence about it, but if you guys recommend it then 6 dollar tuesdays it is.
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      04-23-2012 11:31 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by nismo4life View Post
      Heard his son has a baller V10 RS6 .
      He does, and you see it in the film. Sprint blue, IIRC.
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      04-26-2012 01:38 PM #14
      I saw it at the premiere in Los Angeles last month. Made the mistake of watching it with empty stomach.

      Pro tip: Eat before you watch this movie. Otherwise you will be starving.

      I sort of pity the guy that had to make over 1,000 egg sushi just to get it right but respect Jiro's high standards

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      05-06-2012 06:31 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by dubfan View Post
      It made me wonder what the world would be like if everybody did their jobs the way Jiro did his.
      We'd all either be dead (all the really good evil people) or very advanced (due to the numerous Neil Degrasse RustinTyson's)

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