#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Set within the Kaga Domain in the Edo Period. Oharu is an excellent cook and recognized for her skills. Due to her cooking talents, she marries Yasunobu, who is an heir in the Funaki family. The Funaki family serves as the cook for the Kaga Domain. Nevertheless, Yasunobu himself is a terrible cook. With the help of Oharu’s mother-in-law Mitsuru, she begins to teach Yasunobu how to cook.
Plot: In this love story set in the Edo period, 27-year-old Oharu is a genius in the kitchen. Oharu attracts the attention of the master chef of the Kaga Domain, who arranges for her to marry his son and heir, 24-year-old Yasunobu. But, Yasunobu is cold to his new wife, and he’s more interested in swordplay than cookery.
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I adored every second of this movie.
I might be very biased towards this, but I feel that contrary to what another review says about this movie, it’s subtlety and restraint is really what makes it as good as it is. It might be dull for action-thirsty viewers as it shows more of the calm daily life of the characters, while hinting at political conflicts and whatnot, but strictly as part of that daily life. The lack of serious elements in the political side of the story is why something like giving up the sword for a kitchen knife was mentioned at the beginning. You would know for sure that this wasn’t going to be that type of movie. I personally adore the hype and action and engaging events that really get you absorbed, but once in a while, this type of slow and steady flow of ordinary everyday life events is just the right thing to sit through. It was wholesome and realistic to a degree. It was healing, but in the end it really depends on one’s own preferences.
I wanted to like this one more than I did, though it was still fairly entertaining.
I love Japanese films. I also love films about cooking–such as “Babette’s Feast”, “The Big Night” and “Mostly Martha”. So, I would have thought that a Japanese movie about cooking would be something I’d love. Well, although “A Tale of Samurai Cooking: A True Love Story” is pretty good, I certainly was not in love with it. It could have been a lot better.
The story is set during the feudal period in Japan–specifically in the 18th century. During this period, not all the samurai are trained for warfare. There is a class called the ‘bushi’ who are trained as the greatest chefs in the land to the richest and most powerful lords and even the emperor. A young woman, Haru, is a cook for a prominent family. As the years pass, her cooking skills become somewhat legendary. One day, a famous bushi chef tastes her food and is captivated. He MUST convince Haru to marry his son, Yosunobu! It seems that the chef’s oldest son recently died unexpectedly. So, Yosunobu must give up his dreams of being a warrior and join the bushi. Not surprisingly, Yosunobu is NOT excited about being a chef and he struggles with this. Additionally, he resents his father picking him a bride and makes Haru feel a bit unwelcome. Still, Haru is a devoted wife and makes it her goal in life to help this family and Yosunobu to become among the greatest chefs in the land. And, over time, perhaps she can win Yosunobu’s heart as well.
This story has a lot of great elements that should have made it work well. So why wasn’t I bowled over by it? Well, there are two main reasons that the film is only fair in my estimation. Unlike great cooking films, “A Tale of Samurai Cooking” actually spends very little of the film focusing on cooking itself. When I watched “Babette’s Feast”, for example, the food stirred my senses–the food and the footage of the cooking were very sensuous. You cannot help but feel hungry and have your emotions stirred as you watch. But in “A Tale of Samurai Cooking”, my senses were rarely piqued like they were in the best cooking films. Additionally, midway through the movie, a LOT of political intrigue occurred–with lots of names I didn’t really care about and scheming which never seemed to pay off. In other words, the main thrust of the love story was diluted by these other plots and the two plots didn’t seem to work well together. However, I did say the film was fair–the acting was good, the film interesting. But to me it seems like a case where there are just so many Japanese films out there, perhaps you might want to keep looking for one that it more compelling.
Original Language ja
Runtime 2 hr 2 min (122 min)
Genre Drama, History
Director Yûzô Asahara
Writer Yûzô Asahara, Michio Kashiwada, Yukiko Yamamuro
Actors Aya Ueto, Kengo Kôra, Kimiko Yo
Awards 2 nominations
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