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White on Rice (2009)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 17 March 2009 (USA)
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Forty-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko,... See full summary »

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Jimmy
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Aiko
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Tak
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Ramona
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Tim Kim (as James Kyson-Lee)
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Bob
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Professor Berk
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Mary
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Betty
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Waiter (as David Christenson)
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Nathan
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Shiho
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Susan
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Forty-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko, and dodges the wrath of his impatient brother-in-law Tak. He thinks that if only he could get married all his problems would be solved. But when he falls head over heels for Tak's niece things only go from bad to worse. Written by white on rice

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Rated PG-13 for some violent images and sex-related humor

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$8,079 (USA) (11 September 2009)

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$68,410 (USA) (5 March 2010)
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Professor Berk: You're solid as a rock. I'm sure you'll land on your feet.
Jimmy: Yes, like a cat. But then I'll break my legs.
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Strong, doesn't hold my interest
13 March 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was fairly disappointed with this movie. I was so excited for a film centered around an Asian American family. However, I didn't really get attached to this movie as much as I hope for. The story line, although strong, doesn't hold my interest. I didn't really care for the main guy, or have much empathy for him or his story.

He takes advantage of his family, whether he means to or not. The best character in this whole movie is BOB, the 10-ish year old kid. His character is the comedic relief and is quite charming.

This movie has its moments, but I found the Uncle Jimmy to be the bane of my existence, in watching this. Although I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, I don't think it was that horrible of a story.


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