WHITE ON RICE

Misfit Troubles

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Release Date: September 11, 2009

Starring: Hiroshi Watanabe, Lynn Chen,
Nae, Justin Kwong, Mio Takada,
and James Kyson Lee

Genre: Comedy

Audience: Teenagers and adults

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 85 minutes

Distributor: Variance Films

Director: Dave Boyle

Executive Producer:

Producer: Duane Andersen, Dominic Fratto
and Michael Lerman

Writer: Dave Boyle and Joel Clark

Address Comments To:

Dylan Marchetti, President
Variance Films
436 4th Avenue, Suite 3L
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Website: www.variancefilms.com
Email: info@variancefilms.com

Content:

(Ro, B, L, VV, S, N, A, M) Light Romantic worldview with some moral elements; five obscenities (including an “s” word and an “h” word) and no profanities; strong violence in one scene where a character accidentally stabs himself in the stomach and a scene where man smashes car window because he left the car keys in there; light sexual innuendo includes man buys sexy lingerie for his wife and it is implied that husband has become less romantic so his wife is less interested in him; upper male nudity in one scene; alcohol use; no smoking; and, boy secretly works odd jobs in neighborhood so he can secretly pay for concert piano lessons, parents seem to ignore young son, uncle forgets to watch nephew on Halloween night and son disappears but shows up later.

Summary:

WHITE ON RICE is a goofy but endearing low-budget comedy about a misfit guy from Japan living in America with family troubles, job troubles and girl troubles. WHITE ON RICE is humorously quirky, winsome and sweet, but its low budget shows and there are a few obscenities, some slightly lewd innuendo and a scene where a character accidentally stabs himself in the stomach.

Review:

WHITE ON RICE is a goofy but endearing low-budget comedy about a misfit guy with family troubles, job troubles and girl troubles.

The movie stars Hiroshi Watanabe as Jimmy, a bumbling 40-year-old divorcee from Japan trying to navigate his way through a new life in America while living out of his married sister Aiko’s basement. His disgruntled brother-in-law Tak hates him. He’s got a low-paying part-time job in a dull office. And, he’s searching for a new wife who shares his love for dinosaurs and geology.

Jimmy’s life goes horribly wrong when he falls desperately in love with his brother-in-law’s beautiful niece Ramona. Jimmy vows to steal her away from her ex-boyfriend, Tim, who happens to be Jimmy’s handsome co-worker. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s young nephew, Bob, harbors a secret talent and a secret life that could hold the key to rekindling the passion in his parents’ marriage.

WHITE ON RICE is humorously quirky, winsome and sweet. Its low budget shows, however. Also, there are a few obscenities, brief sexual innuendo, and some violence, including one slightly bloody scene where a character accidentally stabs himself in the stomach. The worldview is lightly Romantic, so caution is advised.

In Brief:

WHITE ON RICE is a goofy but endearing low-budget comedy about a misfit guy with family troubles, job troubles and girl troubles. Jimmy is a bumbling 40-year-old divorcee from Japan trying to navigate his way through a new life in America while ling in his married sister Aiko’s basement. His brother-in-law Tak hates him. He’s got a low-paying part-time job in a dull office. And, he’s searching for a new wife who shares his childlike love for dinosaurs and geology. Jimmy’s life goes horribly wrong when he falls desperately in love with his brother-in-law’s beautiful niece, Ramona. Jimmy vows to steal her away from her ex-boyfriend, Tim, who happens to be Jimmy’s handsome co-worker. Meanwhile, Jimmy’s young nephew, Bob, harbors a secret talent and a secret life that could hold the key to rekindling the passion in his parents’ marriage.

WHITE ON RICE is humorously quirky, winsome and sweet. Its low budget shows, however. Also, there are a few obscenities, brief sexual innuendo, and some violence. The violence includes one slightly bloody scene where a character accidentally stabs himself in the stomach. The worldview is lightly Romantic, so caution is advised.