AppsScraps Movie Reviews

Aug 13, 2012

The Ramen Girl

Release date:  May 2008 (Milan Film Festival)

The late Brittany Murphy stars as Abby, an American lost in translation in Tokyo after her boyfriend up and leaves for Osaka. Unwilling to head home, she undertakes the challenge of learning the art of preparing ramen from a gruff and stoid chef named Maezumi (Toshiyuki Nishida). Along the way she meets Toshi (Sohee Park), her new lover and comes to terms with herself while learning the ramen ropes. Directed by Robert Allan Ackerman somewhere between drama and comedy, the film - while very good and essential viewing for any 'foodie' - missed its mark as great by not holding firmly to one genre or the other. 

My rating 7out of 10. 

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