Ginko seems to be living the good life: She's the respectable owner of a neighborhood drug store in Tokyo, and her daughter Koharu is about to get married to a doctor. However, Koharu's ... See full summary »
Nanami is an apathetic, part-time junior high school teacher, whose only solace comes from connecting with others on "Planet", a new social network service. One day, a young man named ... See full summary »
A husband (Isao Hashizume) and wife (Kazuko Yoshiyuki) have been married for 50 years. For her birthday, the husband asks the wife what she wants for her birthday present. She replies that ... See full summary »
Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »
Nishimura has a passion for cooking, but never would he have imagined the task before him now: He is unexpectedly assigned to a south polar mission to serve as head chef at the Dome Fuji ... See full summary »
Ichiko lived in a big city, but goes back to her small hometown Komori, located on a mountain in the Tohoku region. She is self-sufficient. Ichiko gains energy living among nature and eating foods she makes from seasonal ingredients.
Kidzhima Yasube, the Samurai of the period Edo, is postponed to 180 years ahead to Japan of our days. There he meets the divorced woman Hiroko and her son Tomoyey. She invites Yasube to ... See full summary »
The story is about a girl named Natsume, that visits Tokyo because her ex-boyfriend moved there. Having helped her father in his local cake shop before, she ends up realizing her love of baking while in Tokyo and decides to train under the chef at the store her loser boyfriend left; the "Patisserie Coin de rue". There, she learns the ropes, and also meets Tomura, who was a well known Patissier, but had stopped baking because his daughter died in an accident while he was baking (he forgot to pick her up from school). Natsume manages to him back to baking because her boss is in the hospital. The rest of the movie shows Natsume and Tomura, working together to prepare for a banquet. Also the movie shows Natsume maturing and realizing her own dreams. It also shows us many pastries and delicious looking desserts. I love food themed J-Dramas and movies, like "Dinner", "Hungry!" and so on, so I really enjoyed this one too. It really was nice to see all the customers and their smiles after eating the desserts that were displayed in the drama. Albeit this is a very slow paced movie, it is a Japanese movie made in the best tradition of Japanese storytelling, it's definitely not a movie for the mass audience. But for people whom enjoy a movie with a story elegantly told and also very elegantly filmed this movie is a must watch.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?