White on Rice
A 40-year-old Japanese man moves to the States to live with his sister to find a new wife that's better than his ex. Except, he starts courting his niece-in-law.
White on RiceStarring Watanabe Hiroshi and Tazawa Nae
White on Rice starring Hiroshi Watanabe and James Kyson-Lee
Director Dave Boyle's hilarious feature, White on Rice, is a hilarious story about a gauche man's attempts to solve all of his problems through the institution of marriage.
At 40, Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe, Letters from Iwo Jima) is starting his life all over again. Newly divorced, he moves from Japan to live with his sister, Aiko, in America. Jimmy doesn’t seem to mind that his new beginnings include sharing a bunk bed with his 10-year-old nephew. Despite an utter lack of social finesse, he embarks on an enthusiastic mission to replace his ex-wife with someone better. Assisted by his suave friend Tim (James Kyson Lee, NBC’s “Heroes”), he wrangles dates with all the women in his new office (without success) and completely flubs a blind date arranged by his sister. Things turn from bad to worse when Aiko’s husband’s niece Ramona (Lynn Chen, Saving Face) comes to visit. Jimmy begins to court her shamelessly. Finally, when Jimmy shirks his responsibility to the family in order to follow Ramona to a party, the resulting mayhem causes everyone to take another look at how they relate to one another.
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