White on Rice

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Rated PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned (Some Material May Be Inappropriate for Children Under 13) -- Rated PG-13 for some violent images and sex-related humor.
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Released on:
September 11, 2009 (LA)

Production Companies:
Brainwave
Distributors:
Variance Films

Status: Released

Cast:
Hiroshi Watanabe, Nae, Mio Takada, Lynn Chen, James Kyson Lee, Justin Kwong, Pepe Serna, Joy Osmanski, Cathy Shim

Director: Dave Boyle

Screenwriter: Dave Boyle, Joel Clark

Genre: Comedy
About the film:
Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe, "Letters From Iwo Jima") loves dinosaurs and sleeps on the top bunk. Unfortunately, Jimmy is 40 and shares that bunk with Bob (Justin Kwong), his 10-year-old nephew. Freshly divorced, Jimmy lives with his sister Aiko (Japanese Academy Award winner Nae) and her family while boldly searching for a new wife. His brother in-law, Tak (Mio Takada, "Late Night with Conan O'Brien") thinks heís a disaster. And although Jimmy may lack social grace, he is convinced the best years of his life are just beginning. His plan seems like itís all falling into place when Takís beautiful niece Ramona (Lynn Chen, "Saving Face") moves in. But once Jimmy sets his sights on stealing her from his best friend Tim (James Kyson Lee, "Heroes"), he sees his intentions go hilariously awry.
Rated PG-13 for some violent images and sex-related humor.
Box Office: Opening weekend: $8,079 (2 theaters) | Domestic Total: $69,171
Reviews: Fresh or Rotten? See reviews for this film at RottenTomatoes.com


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Johan – AbWJvAjfxhSWapJDP
June 09, 2012 - 04:53
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Alpha,He was totally crepey. And he was such a jerk. He seriously dug a big hole for himself when he verbally undercut that poor Japanese woman. It was totally uncalled for. He kept doing boneheaded things even after that. I had zero sympathy for him; I kept wanting to see him get hit by a bus or something (the character, not the actor!).Man, I actually read your review before seeing this movie, but I totally blanked on the fact that these movies had the same actors in it! My bad! I think it was my first time actually seeing Lynn Chen on screen. She was amazing! And Kyson the Heroes character Ando was good, but this role showed how much ability he really has. I guess this is how stars are created they show such a breakout performance that people remember them. After seeing them here, I don't think I'll forgot them next time!Actually, when I read your review, I was wondering how I might rent it. Your review convinced me that it was good enough to see but not worth buying. My money went to White on Rice largely because it was so easy to order. Seriously, more of these indies should take advantage of YouTube's rental setup (as Children of Invention did) or On Demand. People like me who live in non-diverse places and who don't have Netflix won't get to see it otherwise.