Gui lin rong ji (My Rice Noodle Shop) (1998) - Rotten Tomatoes

Gui lin rong ji (My Rice Noodle Shop) (1998)





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USA-trained Yang Xie (son of veteran director Xie Jin) helmed this Hong Kong-South Korean drama set during the mid-1960s at a Taiwan restaurant run by middle-aged Rong-rong (Hong Kong comedienne/actress Carol "Do Do" Cheng, who serves up authentic Guilin noodles. Flashbacks review Rong-rong's Guilin youth, followed by her romance with a KMT officer, her marriage, and her widowhood. In the present-day, Rong-rong seeks a husband for her niece, Xiu-hua. Other characters include an alcoholic mayor accused of sexual harassment, once-powerful landowner Half-Town Li (Zhang Zhong-di), and sluttish Chun, who eyes shy schoolteacher Lu (Kevin Lin). Adapted from the Kenneth Pai novel, Blossom Bridge. Shown at the 1998 Toronto Film Festival and the 1998 Pusan Film Festival. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Although Chinese films can be overtly weepy, My Rice Noodle Shop is more smartly sentimental than mawkish.

Full Review… | June 23, 2011
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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