there is a reoccuring bit on opie and anthony (US radio show) making fun of italians and their passion for food.
'the best part of the cow is the asshole.'
that always makes me chuckle.
what was i talking about? oh yeah...
oh. i need more words. so, the movie was about a tribute to food and the zen of cooking, eating, preparing and most of the film is absolutely hysterical. there are some great little scenes seemingly unrelated to the story; my favorite of which two lovers who are obsessed with food which begins with a hilarious 9 1/2 weeks sex-food sequence.
tsutomu yamazak plays a john wayne like character with cowboy hat and ascot (he wore an ascot...check out hatari!) and a young ken watanabe plays his sidekick of sorts
anyway, i loved this film. it was adorable and highly watchable even for the non foreign film people out there