#HOTDOCS: “COME BACK ANYTIME”
By Justin Waldman
The best part of being able to watch Documentaries at home this year, is being able to enjoy proper meals while indulging in wonderful stories. Before you watch Come Back Anytime assure that you have a hearty bowl of delicious incredible ramen in your hands as you will be salivating throughout the entire Documentary. It focuses on Masamoto and Kazuko Ueda and their ramen shop in Tokyo. The Film shifts back and forth between the ramen shop that evolved from just serving standard ramen, to a variety of different ramens and then alcohol and becoming a true community staple. While the other part of the Documentary focuses on Masamoto and his life outside of the ramen shop.
There are a lot of touching moments throughout Come Back Anytime, but one in particular truly encapsulates what food means to people. Masamoto and Kazuko closed up their previous shop and moved to Tokyo and one of their former customers found them again, after searching for them after he discovered they no longer were at their former location and the immense joy that was expressed truly shows what the power of food and community means to everyone. Come Back Anytime will make you appreciate community and food more than before, so order from your favourite local Ramen shop and enjoy this delicious Doc!