White on Rice (2009)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy

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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 »




  • Pepe Serna and Hiroshi Watanabe in White on Rice (2009)
  • Joy Osmanski (as Mary) and Hiroshi Watanabe (as lead Hajime "Jimmy" Beppu) in "White on Rice"
  • Lynn Chen and James Kyson in White on Rice (2009)
  • Nae and Mio Takada in "White on Rice"
  • Mio Takada in White on Rice (2009)
  • Director Dave Boyle on the set of White on Rice

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6 October 2009 | biggins2
| Quite funny and delightfully quirky
This movie is very funny. It started out a little slow, and the humor sometimes depends on awkwardness (which isn't my favorite type, but if you like the Office it will probably appeal to you more), but there were a lot of great one-liners that I'll probably remember and quote for a long time. The acting was very good, especially the nephew (I believe the character's name was Bob?) who was wonderfully deadpan. It's kind of like a Japanese Napoleon Dynamite, with a touch of The Office mixed in, but endearing in its own way. I would definitely recommend it to just about anyone. (Warning: there is a fair amount of comedic blood in two scenes, so if you're queasy about that look away during the obvious scenes)

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Release Date:

17 March 2009


Japanese, English

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Los Angeles, California, USA

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,079 13 September 2009

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