The Ramen Girl

Synopsis: Abby, four years out of college, an aimless child of privilege, comes to Tokyo to be with her boyfriend, who promptly leaves for Osaka. She wants to stay in Tokyo in hopes he'll come back to her, but she's miserable: she speaks little Japanese and has a dull job as a law-firm gopher. She stumbles into the neighborhood ramen shop operated by the aging master chef Maezumi and his wife Reiko. His soup cheers Abby, so she decides to apprentice herself to him. He's uninterested, she's insistent, so he shouts at her and gives her all the cleaning to do. Weeks go by; she's persistent. Will he ever actually teach her to cook? And if he does, will she bring the requisite spirit to the job?
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Production: Image Entertainment
102 min

Thank you so much !

You're welcome.

Thank you.

Hi Ethan.

Hey you.

I'm sorry I'm late again,

I turn to the wrong station.

No worries.

Abby, this is Mio,

Jin, Asami.

Nice meeting you.

Wanna get a drink?

Hell yeah.

Bye bye.

I'll be right back.


- Hi, I'm Abby!

- Hi, it's Charlie.

So you guys know Ethan?

Who doesn't, sugar ?

I'm Gretchen.

You sound like you're from the South?

No, I just like to talk this way.

So Abby, fresh from the plane, I hear.

Two weeks, actually.

So wild.

I never thought I'd end up in Tokyo

But Ethan work is here

And I just can't stand long distance

relationship, you know.

Abby, need work?

No, thanks.

I'm all set.

I got this job as a copy editor

At a Japanese law firm.

How prestigious.

Please, it's a joke.

They barely gave me anything to do.

So, what do you guys do?

I drink, and Gretchen's geisha.

I'm not a geisha.

I'm a goddess.

She's a hooker.

I'm a hostess, okay?

What's that?

I am paid to look good good and to

entertain businessmen.

Here you go.


Welcome to Japan.


Are you glad I'm here?

So, what's going on?

I got a new client.

I gotta move to Osaka.

They need their website up and running.

How 'bout I come with you?

Don't you have to work?

I hate my stupid job.

You work and i'll be the tourist.

Come on, we could just play all weekend long.

This is going to be non-stop 24/7.

I'm not gonna have anytime to hang out, at all.

When are you coming back?

Not sure.

You know, it could be a while.

As in..

A week .. a while ?


You know I said last night I'm glad you came.


Well, I really wanted to say yes,

but I couldn't ..

.. and that's messed up.

You know, it just really intense with Tokyo

and you gotta admit it happened really fast.

What do you mean ?

We talked about this.

No, We didn't talk about this.

You only said you're coming.

You said you wanted me to come.

- No, I never said that, Abby.

- Yes.

No, I know I never said that.

Yes, you did.

Abby, you're just feeling it.

So now, I'm gonna need to do what I need to do.

I gotta go.

So, you're not coming back, then?

I never said that.

This is crazy.

Abby, I'm sorry.

I know this stinks.

But I have to do what I have to do.

I'm a traveler.

I'm proud in fact that I can pack my life

in two suitcases.

Cheer up.

I might be back.

Get off, Ethan.

You jerk.

See, I thought of all people in the world..

.. you'd understand.

Please, wait.

It's Ethan.

Leave a message.

Hi, it's me.

Look , I'm really sorry about everything.

I know that this is all my fault.

You were right.

I put a lot of pressure about me

coming here.

So, I just wanna tell you I'm sorry

And I would love to talk about this.

So, call me, okay ?

I'll be up.

Well, I hope everything's going good.

Thanks. Bye.

Excuse me.

Is anybody here?


I don't understand.

Are you open ?

I don't know what I'm doing with my life.

I'm a complete mess.

My cousin, Heather, just got her PhD.

Here I am

Four years out of college

Phi Beta Kappa

And that nothing

to show for it, not one single thing.

And I thought I was so brave coming to Tokyo

.. but


.. just left me.

I'm ..

I'm so alone.

What ?

Thank you.

Thank you.


It's delicious.


Thank you.

How much ?

Are you sure ?

Thank you.

Thank you.

No, I'm fine, thanks.

I live across the street.

Right down.

Thank you.

Do you know how to cook Ramen ?


Of course not.

It much too difficult.

You have to training to do it.

I have your umbrella.

And I have less than 24hours now

And I relly don't wanna go home.

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