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(2018)

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8/10
Warms the Heart
ruth19643 May 2019
This movie touched my heart. In a world of million dollar action movies, this brought me back to the complex, yet oh so important need for family. In this case, food was the conduit. And who doesn't feel even more emotion when food is involved. Relax, give yourself a treat, and succumb to a truly meaningful slice of life.
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10/10
Loved it!
audunfylling4 October 2018
If you like slow pace, feelings and food - this is a movie for you.
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Lovely film but characters have eternal life?
belelsene2 October 2018
Warning: Spoilers
The mother was born during or before the war -because her father was killed during the Japanese occupation of Singapore That must have been during the 40s of the last century. Her Japanese husband was older. His parents are still alive (because they look after the dog when the protagonist leaves Japan) They must be 120 years old. The protagonist- who looks like a twenty-something- finds his uncle, who still has teenage children. But if this uncle (older brother of his mother) was born during the second world war he would be almost 80 by now. In the movie he is early middle age. You could consider the movie was set in the year 2000 but then the mobile phones and laptops do not match. Time to get the abacus out because this doesn't add up. I did enjoy watching it though.
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8/10
Fabulous food and Family feud
chong_an21 March 2019
This is like Crazy Rich Asians, minus the crazy rich, but a bit stretched out in time (see belelsene's review). A young chef leaves Japan for Singapore, location of his early life, searching for his maternal family, the secrets to his mother's notebook, and recipes to bring home. Along the way, he learns of the humble origins of the popular noodles, Singapore food, and the origin of his mother-in-law's distaste for his father.
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Are you serious
vandewalker_chris16 January 2019
A movie about ramen noodles what is going on here no one with new ideas for movies
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6/10
I've Seen Tampopo. This, Sir, Is No Tampopo.
reidandgenene2 May 2019
This movie, while not bad, was a real disappointment. It is quite slow and disengaged. It leaned too heavily on nostalgia and melancholy, without a trace of humor to leaven things. The lead actor was handsome but not at all charismatic. He relied very heavily at looking moody and hurt. His other emotions were never convincing, like a time when he loses his temper and has an angry fit.

At least the secondary leads -- Uncle from now, Mom from the past, the potential love interest -- were much more interesting and perked up the movie as much as they could.
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