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The Ramen Girl [DVD] [2008]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    86% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 7)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes
    • Alternate ending
    • Trailer

    Synopsis


    The Ramen Girl
    Abandoned by her boyfriend after following him to Tokyo, an American slacker adrift in a foreign culture witnesses the healing power of food and determines to become a ramen chef. When Abby (Brittany Murphy) arrived in Tokyo, she assumed she was starting a new life with her boyfriend. But that future fades when Abby's boyfriend disappears, leaving her to fend for herself in a city she doesn't understand. In desperate need of a little consolation, the floundering American begins frequenting her neighborhood ramen shop. She feels comfortable there, and recognizes how happy food can make people by the radiant smiles on the customer's faces. Convinced that her true calling is to become a ramen chef, Abby eventually persuades the restaurant's temperamental, tyrannical Japanese chef to become her mentor in the art of making ramen. Though at first their relationship is almost unbearably contentious, the master and his student eventually find a common ground when Abby realizes that the secret ingredient to true ramen is a universe of feeling. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Brittany Murphy
      Brittany Murphy - Abby
    • Toshiyuki Nishida
      Toshiyuki Nishida - Maezumi
    • Tammy Blanchard
      Tammy Blanchard - Gretchen
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      Sohee Park - Toshi
    • Kimiko Yo
      Kimiko Yo



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 7 reviews

    86%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Film for a Star Taken Too Soon

      Posted
      ABOUTTOWN
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      Brittney acted flawlessly in this movie. I love the fact that it is really authentic Japanese people who act in it, not actors playing Japanese people. The story is about survival and tryumph. It's really a feel good movie. The only sad part is that Brittney is no longer with us because she was a really good actress. This is one of my all time favorites from her, and possibly one of my top 20 movies of all time. Superbly done.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Gem

      Posted
      MoonDagger

      I stumbled across this movie on Netflix. I actually disagree with one of the other comments left for this movie. It is really easy to understand even if you aren't familiar with Japanese culture. They give subtitles for the words spoken in Japanese so you don't have to worry about not understanding anything. The story throughout is amazing and it just blew me away with how closely it depicts my life working in a Japanese Restaurant. So true!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Probably a wise thing to skip this one

      Posted
      Sarah01EA

      I like the lead actress in this movie, which is the only reason why I chose to give this film a try... it was a bad choice. I think Brittany did the best she could do with the role she took on, however the plot was weak, the pace was slow & the movie seemed like it would never end. The ending was underwhelming as well. I enjoyed watching her, but I'd skip this movie if given the choice again.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful Surprise

      Posted
      Shadow
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      I stumbled across this movie on cable and really enjoyed it. Murphy does a lovely job of portraying a woman who, against odds and obstacles, turns a negative into a positive and finds herself in the process. A very sweet story, and sadly the last comedy film for the actress.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A surprisingly good film

      Posted
      SimDuay

      I enjoyed this film immensely, but you will too only if your are familiar with the culture. If you are watching it purely for Brittany Murphy, you will be disappointed, like the reviewer before me.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fabulous

      Posted
      jossue96
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      This movie is so chilling i love it RIP BRITTANY MURPHY.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie

      Posted
      Wbtwp
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      One of my favorites. I love this movie. Miss Brittany Murphy.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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