Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Jiro Dreams of Sushi


Jiro Dreams of Sushi Movie Review


Roger Ebert focuses on Jiro’s strive to self-improvement and perfectionism. Everything in his restaurant has to be done a certain way, octopus must be massaged for at least 45 minutes, apprentices must first learn how to squeeze the perfect towel and only then will they be allowed to do anything else. Jiro is stressed when he is forced to be away from the restaurant, and one of the two times he travels away in the film is to go to the fish market. Ebert asks the question “If you find an occupation you love and spend your entire life working at it, is that enough?” (Ebert, rogerebert.com). Jiro is constantly working to better himself and the sushi he makes and in the review Ebert is questioning whether or not there is anything more in life. Is it enough for Jiro Ono to be perfect? The sad part about it is there may not be anything left for him to do, that Jiro will always be searching for something more. “The tragedy” Ebert says “of Jiro Ono’s life is that there are not, and will never be, a fourth star” (Ebert, rogerebert.com).


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Roger Ebert, “Jiro Dreams of Sushi,” Jiro Dreams of Sushi: Precise Art, accessed June 27, 2022, https://kupadhyayengl104.omeka.net/items/show/3.