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About the Movie
Single mom Juana, can slice and dice anything with great speed and precision. After working at a fruit-vending cart for years, she decides to take a job at a local Japanese restaurant, which provides security and benefits. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own, fusing it with her own culture. When she attempts to become a sushi chef, she is shut down since she is the ‘wrong’ race and gender. Against all odds, Juana embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 18
- Fresh: 17
- Rotten: 1
- Average Rating: 6.7/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Anthony Lucero's delectable debut feature has its share of on-the-nose writing and Cinderella-story contrivances, but for the most part folds its cross-cultural insights into a pleasing underdog narrative.
Fresh: Though the film has trappings of a crowd-pleaser like Jon Favreau's "Chef," writer-director Anthony Lucero has left much thematically to unpack.
Fresh: Endearing performances, accomplished low-budget filmmaking and a distinctive urban setting all add up to an appetizing offering.
Fresh: East Side Sushi captures the grind and pleasure of the food industry as Juana shifts from numbing routine to a challenging cuisine.
Nice inspirational movie
We can do all we want!
Loved this movie, it's is a story about a woman seeing and learning outside the box we put each other in.
Wish they made movies like this more often. Great and realistic story. Uplifting as well