I don't dig the story or acting but the food shots look hella delicious. That's worth it.
Japan showing off that they can do a neat script while being a huge crowd pleaser at the same time.
Animation and soundtrack are real top notch.
I only didnt give 5 stars cuz I am not sure if it can be good as a standalone movie. (ie if someone didnt know anything about the franchise)
Mother is a hard watch of constant abusive, irresponsible and manipulative relationship between a mother and son.
Masami Nagasawa and Daiken Okudaira give very strong performances but I feel like the whole movie is solely depending on two of them. Nothing really stand out except for the performances.