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Abby, four years out of college, an aimless child of privilege, comes to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend, who promptly leaves for Osaka. She wants to stay in Tokyo in hopes he'll come back to her, but she's miserable: she speaks little Japanese and has a dull job as a law-firm gopher. She stumbles into the neighborhood ramen shop operated by the aging master chef Maezumi and his wife Reiko. His soup cheers Abby, so she decides to apprentice herself to him. He's uninterested, she's insistent, so he shouts at her and gives her all the cleaning to do. Weeks go by; she's persistent. Will he ever actually teach her to cook? And if he does, will she bring the requisite spirit to the job?Written by
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Thr driver's side is on the right in Japanese cars and in a taxi the passenger normally enters on the left side not behind the driver. In all the scenes, the passengers were getting in the cabs on the right side. Also, As Yoshi was leaving for the airport in the taxi, unless it was a one-way street, the cab should have been traveling in the left lane. Even on a one-way street, however, taxis normally pick up passengers on the left side of the road. See more »
Somewhere along the way I just forgot what I wanted to do with my life...
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Written by Seiichi Sakurada and Kaoru Shinjô (as Kaoru Shinjo)
Performed by Saburô Kitajima (as Saburo Kitajima)
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It's Its nice to watch an Asian film with no martial arts, or weird horror plot
A young woman Abby (Brittany Murphy) travels to Tokyo to see her boyfriend and he promptly breaks up with her and she gets a job works in a Tokyo noodle restaurant, where she finds out it is an art form to create one of Japan's favorite dishes. She trains under Japanese master Maezumi (Toshiyuki Nishida) who tests her and teaches her lessons in life and cooking. This is a fun little film and I wasn't expecting to like it so much. There is a lot about Japanese culture and traditions that most Americans like me don't understand , when I think of noodles I think of cheap dried noodles as a food of last resort. There are to this film credit sub titles for the Japanese; I think that if they had of put actor speaking in English it would have been very unauthentic. So there is some very interesting scenes of Tokyo that you don't see in most films, a kind of realistic view of Japanese life. It's nice to watch an Asian film with no martial arts, or weird horror plot, this is more of a romantic comedy and some drama. It's a feel good movie and was suggested to me by a friend as a movie to watch and review, she was right . Brickthrewglass.com
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