White on Rice (2009)

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"White on Rice" is the comedic story of Jimmy, a misguided 40-year-old divorceť, trying to navigate his way through a new life in America and out of his sister Aiko's basement. Disgraced by his disgruntled brother-in-law Tak, the immature yet adorable Jimmy spends his nights searching for a new wife who shares his love of dinosaurs and geology. Things go horribly wrong when Jimmy falls desperately in love with Tak's niece, the beautiful Ramona, and vows to steal her away from his co-worker Tim. … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some violent images and sex-related humor)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Dave Boyle, Joel Clark
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 1, 2010
Runtime:
Variance Films - Official Site

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as Aiko

as Ramona

as Prof. Berk
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Critic Reviews for White on Rice

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Bland and only occasionally funny.

Full Review… | March 12, 2010
New York Times
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Watanabe's performance sucks any remaining sweetness right out of this fish-out-of-water comedy; you're ready to call the police once he starts stalking his hot cousin.

Full Review… | March 10, 2010
Time Out
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A cockeyed tale about a Japanese nebbish in suburban America, White on Rice will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired.

Full Review… | September 18, 2009
San Francisco Chronicle
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Wan, trite and increasingly silly.

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Los Angeles Times
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White on Rice glows with warmth.White on Rice glows with warmth.

Full Review… | September 10, 2009
L.A. Weekly
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...what we mostly get here, unfortunately, is...akin to an Asian minstrel show.

Full Review… | March 12, 2010
Film Journal International

Audience Reviews for White on Rice

A kind of 40 year old virgin with a mostly Japanese cast. All the best bits were in the trailer. The hour and a half run time adds nothing but awkwardness. This is an example of a quirky independent flick going too far over the edge.

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