A TIMELY CONFECTION
from Sue Wurster
What better way to spend a snow day than cruising through Netflix for a nice movie? Today, I found one of those little British gems that is still making me smile.
In Dough, Jonathan Pryce plays Net Dayan of “Dayan & Son,” a struggling Jewish bakery that has been in his family for generations. His days are proscribed. His routine is intact. Alas, his own son chose a career as a lawyer over the business, and, now, he’s being pressured to sell out to a grocery chain with a store next door that has actually poached his baking assistant.
The woman who cleans for Dayan is a Muslim woman from Darfur whose son Ayyash has been making some unfortunate choices. She asks her boss to take the boy on as his assistant, which the baker decides to do “on a trial basis.”
Add to this mix the ever charming Pauline Collins as a lonely widow, and you have the ingredients for a satisfying confection.
A confirmed snow day couch potato, Sue has an affinity for the British approach to both film and TV.