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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$69,171

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,171
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Waiter: I don't speak Russian, so SHUT UP!
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Strong, doesn't hold my interest
13 March 2011 | by copperncherrioSee all my reviews

I was fairly disappointed with this movie. I was so excited for a film centered around an Asian American family. However, I didn't really get attached to this movie as much as I hope for. The story line, although strong, doesn't hold my interest. I didn't really care for the main guy, or have much empathy for him or his story.

He takes advantage of his family, whether he means to or not. The best character in this whole movie is BOB, the 10-ish year old kid. His character is the comedic relief and is quite charming.

This movie has its moments, but I found the Uncle Jimmy to be the bane of my existence, in watching this. Although I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, I don't think it was that horrible of a story.


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