If you happen to love both cooking and Hashimoto Ai, then I'm pretty sure you'll going to enjoy this film.
For me, it's personally one of the most heart-warming films to come out of Japan; and the best thing is that it wasn't even a family drama.
Next to that, I really admire how peaceful this film feels; which is something I, unfortunately, can't describe by words. It's like watching one of those NHK food documentaries more than watching a narrative feature-length film if you know what I'm talking about.
Though in terms of its storytelling, I personally prefer the South Korean version; which I managed to see first early in the year. And as much as I admit Hashimoto Ai nailing her role, I somewhat like seeing Kim Tae-ri there more.
Fyi, I really don't like the part when she slaughters and cooks that poor duck. It kinda makes me hate her for a bit.