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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

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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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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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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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Couldn't Stop Laughing
28 September 2009 | by sidunrauSee all my reviews

I took a co-worker, who had never heard of the movie or anyone in it. I heard about the movie on my local morning radio station - the main radio star (Jimmy Chunga) is in the movie (albeit a bit part). I had no idea what to expect and was absolutely delighted that it was quirky, silly, ridiculous, campy and everything else I loved about Napoleon Dynamite, except this time set in Salt Lake City (unnamed in the movie) and featuring the clash of culture between Japanese-Americans and Japanese- socially-challenged-folk. It is not for wee ones, but there's nothing overly offensive in the movie. Funny thing: by the end of the movie, I actually cared about the main characters, and couldn't help but think how clever the writers were keeping the characters internally consistent in their interactions. I just couldn't stop laughing during the movie - or long afterwords as my co-worker and I relived our favorite moments.


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