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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

The Ramen Girl (2008)

A young woman abandoned in Tokyo feels an almost magical attraction to a nearby Ramen House where she finds that the healing properties of kindness can be found in the most unexpected of places.
It’s a kind of feel good flick for the dumped and broken hearted, but it has enough appeal to strike beyond that.
The ending could've been better and I’d have liked more insight into the lives of the regular customers, but overall Brittany and the Japanese couple who owned the Ramen House are strong enough actors to keep it interesting.
I really loved the reference to Toshiyuki Nishida's TV past.

3 bowls of harmony out of 5

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