Sweet Bean (2015)
August 18, 2023 10:01 AM - Subscribe

[TRAILER] The master of a dorayaki pastry store hires a 76-year-old woman whose talents attract customers from all over. But she’s hiding a troubling secret. Life’s joys are found in the little details, and no matter what may be weighing you down, everyone loves a good pastry.

Starring Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno.

Directed by Naomi Kawase.

85% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.

Available to stream on Kanopy and Metrograph. Also available on multiple outlets to rent or purchase. JustWatch.

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posted by DirtyOldTown (3 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
This is pleasant and mild in a way a lot of people may tend to write off, but I enjoyed it.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 10:58 AM on August 18, 2023

Given your usual genre preference, I think I may have over-interpreted "but she's hiding a troubling secret.."
posted by Nerd of the North at 2:52 PM on August 18, 2023

Her secret is:
[Spoiler if you click through, obv]

Her hands are heavily damaged from leprosy.

posted by DirtyOldTown at 7:11 PM on August 18, 2023

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