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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 »

Director:

Dave Boyle

Writers:

Dave Boyle (screenplay), Joel Clark (screenplay) (co-writer)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroshi Watanabe ... Jimmy
Nae ... Aiko
Mio Takada ... Tak
Lynn Chen ... Ramona
James Kyson ... Tim Kim (as James Kyson-Lee)
Justin Kwong Justin Kwong ... Bob
Pepe Serna ... Professor Berk
Joy Osmanski ... Mary
Cathy Shim ... Betty
Mark David Christenson ... Waiter (as David Christenson)
Ron Eliot ... Nathan
Kayako Takatsuna Kayako Takatsuna ... Shiho
Jimmy Chunga ... Stephens
Jennifer Klekas ... Susan
Bruce Campbell ... Muramoto (voice)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

17 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,079, 13 September 2009, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$68,410, 5 March 2010
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Jimmy: It's hard to be an adult. Lots of things to worry about. Like the water bill.
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Featured in Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006) See more »

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Very interesting, very honest and very moving..
31 October 2010 | by eshvartzSee all my reviews

A remarkable movie about yet another piece of the American mosaic yet it really reminds the viewer of himself and the people in his life.

"White on Rice" strikes a perfect balance between the interesting and attracting side of cinema and the honest and realistic one.

Clean and esthetically made comedy that captures the simple thrills of ordinary peoples lives.

Light and fun to watch but also makes you think afterward.

It's these combinations that make this movie so worth watching, the current low score it has is unjustified.

If you're open minded and unaffected by stereotypes you will really enjoy this movie. Warmly recommended, Eitan


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