Sweet Bean

2016 • 113 minutes
4.9
19 reviews
85%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it comes to making “an”. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business soon flourishes... And with time, Sentaro and Tokue will open their hearts to reveal old wound.
4.9
19 reviews
John Ferguson
May 24, 2021
For me this movie really hit on people trying to find their place in world. Old, not so old and young. The three main characters faced some hard things about their lives. The sorrow of isolation and overcoming it also shines though in this movie. Things to think about in how we treat others and in how we handle difficulties.
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Shea Bennett
July 23, 2016
A true testimony to the kindness of the human spirit and how gentleness can mean so much to others without our ever knowing it.
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Marilyn Aden
October 30, 2020
An antidote to our American cultural greed.
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