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. ...
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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. Intrigued by the food, she learns to make a multitude of sushi on her own. Eventually she attempts to become a sushi chef, but is unable to because she is the 'wrong' race and gender. Against all odds, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery, determined to not let anyone stop her from achieving her dream.Written by
Nominated for 8 DIOSA DE PLATA (Mexico's Oscars / Golden Globes equivalent) including: Best Movie - Anthony Lucero Best Director - Anthony Lucero Best Actress - Diana Elizabeth Torres Best Supporting Actor - Rodrigo Duarte Clark Best Child Actor - Kaya Jade Aguirre Best Editing - Anthony Lucero Best Screenplay - Anthony Lucero Diana Elizabeth Torres won her first Diosa for portraying Juana. See more »
[showing the octopus]
Ah... like a taco?
[gesturing for the mexican cuisine]
Yeah, I guess so.
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An Inspirational Film, Excellent Writing, Editing, and Cast
I saw this movie with about 7 new friends. I did not expect much. Boy, was I wrong! From the moment this movie started I identified with Juana (myself being a single mother) and how hard it was to move up in the business world. I remember being paid at least 25% less than men doing my same job (and I mean the EXACT same job).
This movie is a combination of the Karate Kid, Rocky, and a Cooking Contest. That may be oversimplifying it. Truly inspirational for anyone.
Good thing I remembered to grab a handful of Kleenex because I needed at least 3, the girl next to me and the girl next to her. There was even a guy sitting below us who was crying.
I liked everything about the film, the location specific aspect of it, the directing, writing, acting, and the excellent cast. Have recommended it to my friends to be on the lookout to watch back in my hometown of New Orleans.
Can't wait to go see it again.
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