White On Rice

Synopsis: Forty-year-old Jimmy is growing up, or at least he's getting older. While mooching the upper bunk of his ten-year-old nephew's bed, he enjoys the never-ending generosity of his sister Aiko,...
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Dave Boyle
Production: Variance Films
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83 min

Japan-The Feudal Era.

Hordes of Masterless Samurai

roam the countyside...

...seeking employment

and horizontal refreshment.

Ambush at Blood-Trail Gate

This movie sucks.

This is the worse movie l've ever seen.

Be quiet! This is his big scene!

My big brother's a movie star!

This is the highlight of my whole career.

Even better than working in

the tuna canney?

Hey! Be nice.


l love this movie.

This is it.

Best scene in the whole movie.

(Haiku) Looking back at twelve

Iong years together...


See you tonight.

You think she'd go out with me?

Maybe if you took her husband along.

Hey! What do you think you're doing?

Do you really think l'd hide

your birthday presents in here?

l thought l had 'em for sure.

Put your seatbelt on.

l need to talk to you about something.

ls Tak upset with me?

l'm not worried.

Why won't Tak give me a break?

He was probably just like me

before he met you.

Pizza's here!


Can you grab the phone?

Wow, is this Ramona?


She's not a child anymore...

How's the apartment search going?

Pretty well.

Not bad at all.

Actually really well because

l stopped looking.

Well, l've been thinking a lot lately...

...and l've decided that until

l get remarried...

...l should remain here.

...son of a....

Good idea.

These things take time.

Thank you!

l'm taking my time, playing the field...

l can find somebody better than my ex-wife.


He's weird!

No matter how you look at it,

it's not normal!

Don't you think you're overreacting?

No, l'm just angy that our son

has to share a bunk bed with his uncle.

So he should live in his car again?

What about the guest room?

But Ramona's coming!

So let's stum him in the attic!

lf that doesn't work,

give him to the neighbors.

Or the neighbors' neighbon.

Can't we just get Hajime remarried...

Can't we just get Hajime remarried...

...and out of here so

we can have some peace?

l'm going to set him up with Shiho.

That tall girl?

l dunno about that.


l'll find someone better than you.

Let me talk to Aiko.

She went out.

Are you sure?

l really need to talk to her.

She's not here!

What do you want?


Did you wash your hands?

Come say hi to Shiho.

Nice to meet you, Hajime.

l'm Shiho.

...nice to meet you too.

Call me Jimmy.

You go by Jimmy?

That's a funny name for a Japanese.

Yes, it is.

Can l speak with you in private?

What were you thinking?

You're so cruel!

Just relax. Get to know her.

She's enonnous!

l don't want to get to know

something that big.

She'll crush me!

You should thank me.

She's way out ofyour league.

She's gonna think l'm weird.

And short!

...Well, don't be weird...

and don't be short.

What kind of work do you do?

Do you eat a lot of protein?

Soy. Customer service.

Oh, really?

ls that fun?

The office ceiling is vey low, so l like it.

Much more comfortable that way.

Hajime! Eat your vegetables.

You like this stum, right?

Aiko tells me you like dinosaurs.

Yes, it's something of a hobby.

Do you have a favorite dinosaur?


Favorite dinosaur? l've never really

Let me guess!


The Brontosaurus.

You know, the huge one with

the really long neck.

l bet it's really convenient to be able

to reach things in high places.

What are you tying to say?


This is just one of Hajime's little jokes.

What are you tying to say, shorty?

See? l told you!

lt's always like this.

Men are always afraid of my height.

No...Hajime's just a little intimidated

because you're pretty.

Yeah, and l wouldn't

play basketball with you either.

l bet you can dunk, right?

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Dave Boyle

Dave Boyle (born 1982) is an American director, writer, editor and actor. He has written and directed several movies that utilize primarily Asian or Asian-American casts, including the feature films Big Dreams Little Tokyo (2006), White on Rice (2009), Surrogate Valentine (2011), Daylight Savings (2012), and Man from Reno (2014), several of which have won awards at film festivals around the world. more…

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