White on Rice
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"White on Rice" is the comedic story of Jimmy, a misguided 40-year-old divorceť, trying to navigate his way through a new life in America and out of his sister Aiko's basement. Disgraced by his disgruntled brother-in-law Tak, the immature yet adorable Jimmy spends his nights searching for a new wife who shares his love of dinosaurs and geology. Things go horribly wrong when Jimmy falls desperately in love with Tak's niece, the beautiful Ramona, and vows to steal her away from his co-worker Tim. Meanwhile, Bob, Jimmy's nephew and bunk bed-mate harbors a secret talent that… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Bland and only occasionally funny."
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"Wan, trite and increasingly silly."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"If nothing else, White on Rice proves that Napoleon Dynamite's gawk-at-the-spaz routine doesn't sound any more endearing in garbled Engrish."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
"A wry and playful indie."
‑ Sara Maria Vizcarrondo, Boxoffice Magazine
"Watanabe's performance sucks any remaining sweetness right out of this fish-out-of-water comedy; you're ready to call the police once he starts stalking his hot cousin."
‑ Aaron Hillis, Time Out New York
"White on Rice glows with warmth.White on Rice glows with warmth."
‑ Chuck Wilson, L.A. Weekly
"Unfortunately, the main character of this unfunny comedy is never endearing, he's just an irritant. So we're not all that interested in his personal and professional plights."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Bursts with creative energy and stupendous execution, continuously generating colossal laughs as it arranges a colorful bouquet of insecurities and absurdity. It's a divine motion picture."
‑ Brian Orndorf, BrianOrndorf.com
"A cockeyed tale about a Japanese nebbish in suburban America, White on Rice will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"...what we mostly get here, unfortunately, is...akin to an Asian minstrel show."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"A hilarious slice-of-life flick offering a unique take on Japanese-American culture adding up to one of the funniest films of the year thus far."
‑ Kam Williams, Sly Fox
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