This movie is very funny. It started out a little slow, and the humorsometimes depends on awkwardness (which isn't my favorite type, but ifyou like the Office it will probably appeal to you more), but therewere a lot of great one-liners that I'll probably remember and quotefor a long time. The acting was very good, especially the nephew (Ibelieve the character's name was Bob?) who was wonderfully deadpan.It's kind of like a Japanese Napoleon Dynamite, with a touch of TheOffice mixed in, but endearing in its own way. I would definitelyrecommend it to just about anyone. (Warning: there is a fair amount ofcomedic blood in two scenes, so if you're queasy about that look awayduring the obvious scenes)User: eshvartz
A remarkable movie about yet another piece of the American mosaic yetit really reminds the viewer of himself and the people in his life.
"White on Rice" strikes a perfect balance between the interesting andattracting side of cinema and the honest and realistic one.
Clean and esthetically made comedy that captures the simple thrills ofordinary peoples lives.
Light and fun to watch but also makes you think afterward.
It's these combinations that make this movie so worth watching, thecurrent low score it has is unjustified.
If you're open minded and unaffected by stereotypes you will reallyenjoy this movie. Warmly recommended, Eitan
I took a co-worker, who had never heard of the movie or anyone in it. Iheard about the movie on my local morning radio station - the mainradio star (Jimmy Chunga) is in the movie (albeit a bit part). I had noidea what to expect and was absolutely delighted that it was quirky,silly, ridiculous, campy and everything else I loved about NapoleonDynamite, except this time set in Salt Lake City (unnamed in the movie)and featuring the clash of culture between Japanese-Americans andJapanese- socially-challenged-folk. It is not for wee ones, but there'snothing overly offensive in the movie. Funny thing: by the end of themovie, I actually cared about the main characters, and couldn't helpbut think how clever the writers were keeping the characters internallyconsistent in their interactions. I just couldn't stop laughing duringthe movie - or long afterwords as my co-worker and I relived ourfavorite moments.User: VivaLaVegas01
This is a very funny movie. It's sort of the classic coming-of-agestory, except it's about a guy who turns 40 during the course of themovie. Jimmy is just like a ten year old kid and totally oblivious tothe fact that there's anything wrong with that. He goes through themovie wreaking havoc on his long suffering brother-in-law who justwants to get his marriage back to something normal. I saw this at theLA Asian Film Festival and the audience ate it up. I'm not Asian (myfianc?e is Korean and worked for the fest and recommended it), Isuspect there's a lot of humor here that is even more funny to Japanesepeople. Very funny to me was Jimmy's nephew Bob, who's as mature asJimmy is childlike. A lot of great performances by the smaller parts.One in particular is The Banana Girl (Joy Osmanski) who you shoulddefinitely look for in other things because she really lit up thescreen.
I don't know if this will ever come to the local multiplex, but youshould definitely hunt it down. Well worth the effort.