There is one major story, a woman who is trying to get her restaurant back into shape, and a lone truck driver teaches her the secret of cooking.
Otherwise you see different snippets of other people and their life of food.
Give it a chance to watch, and you might find the humor within it!
Aw, what a cute turtle! Wait, what's he doing... oh, Hell no.
I love this move because I love food. This is all about food. It appeals to me on so many levels and I highly recommend it to foodies.
Aside from the main story line, the movie takes detours to adorable little side story vignettes.
There are some scenes that are highly visceral and one that's sexual and may be inappropriate for younger viewers or watching with your grandma.
I read a lot of other reviews and there's a lot of mention on the sex scene. There was only one sexy scene, really. I think it gets so much mention, because it seems out of place and startling.
According to Wikipedia, this is one of Bjork's favorite movies.
This film is quite hard to describe as it falls outside of traditional genres and lands within (and perhaps defines) a genre I shall call "the food movie".
The title character, Tampopo, is a widow struggling to make ends meet. She enlists a cast of unlikely characters (including John Wayne reincarnated as a Japanese trucker) to help her create the perfect bowl of ramen noodles.
The movie meanders through a series of short pieces, some more connected than others, but always connected by the theme of food.
An odd but joyous experience; highly recommended to anyone that likes cooking, eating, or movies that are out of the ordinary.