White On Rice
White On Rice – Movie review
40-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.
White on Rice is actually kind of a cute movie that looks at the Japanese American experience, or at least the Asian experience in the United States. It’s genuinely funny, it just takes a little while to get going, but it’s kind of a fish out of water culture clash cute person story. I’d give it three and a half stars. I’m not sure who’s going to see it, but it is actually kind of an amusing, fresh take on romance and growing up.