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‘Licorice Pizza’ Faces Backlash for ‘Buffoonish’ Asian Accent

90 on Metacritic), which some find quite sour, thanks to a pair of scenes with a goofball restaurant owner (played by Christopher Guest regular John Michael Higgins) who speaks to his Japanese wives in a caricatured faux Japanese accent.Several people on Twitter have brought up the accent, including podcaster David Chen, critic Walter Chaw (when comparing “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” to “Licorice Pizza”), and filmmaker Karen Maine.

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90 on Metacritic), which some find quite sour, thanks to a pair of scenes with a goofball restaurant owner (played by Christopher Guest regular John Michael Higgins) who speaks to his Japanese wives in a caricatured faux Japanese accent.Several people on Twitter have brought up the accent, including podcaster David Chen, critic Walter Chaw (when comparing “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” to “Licorice Pizza”), and filmmaker Karen Maine.
Peter Buck was the co-founder of the Subway chain of sandwich shops.Buck hadn’t planned to be a restaurateur – he was a nuclear physicist who designed nuclear reactors. But when a family friend, Fred DeLuca (1947–2015), asked Buck for advice on how he should pay for college, he suggested the young man open a sandwich shop.

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