The Ramen Girl

The Ramen Girl

Director: Robert Allan Ackerman Cast: Brittany Murphy, Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/26/2009
UPC: 0014381608427
Original Release: 2008
Rating: PG-13
Source: Image Entertainment
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:42:00
Sales rank: 25,780

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brittany Murphy Abby
Toshiyuki Nishida Maezumi
Tammy Blanchard Gretchen
Sohee Park Toshi
Kimiko Yo Actor
Gabriel Mann Actor
Daniel Evans Actor
Renji Ishibashi Actor
Tsutomu Yamazaki Actor

Technical Credits
Robert Allan Ackerman Director,Producer
Michael Eliasberg Executive Producer
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Stewart Hall Producer
Tsutomu Imamura Production Designer
Cleve Landsberg Executive Producer
Brittany Murphy Producer
Masafumi Odawara Executive Producer
Howard Paar Musical Direction/Supervision
Yoshitaka Sakamoto Cinematographer
Rick Shaine Editor
Carlo Silliotto Score Composer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Becca Topol Screenwriter
Yoko Narahashi Casting,Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ramen Girl
1. Welcome To Japan [6:40]
2. Ra-Men [7:41]
3. Helping [9:10]
4. 5:00 AM [7:27]
5. Clean [5:16]
6. Holiday [7:17]
7. Lessons [3:26]
8. The Path of Life [6:24]
9. Merry Chistmas [5:50]
10. I Don't Understand [8:38]
11. Spirit [3:31]
12. Trial Run [4:20]
13. Grand Master [4:51]
14. Successor [5:48]
15. Welcome To My Ramen Shop [4:45]
16. End Credits [3:43]

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The Ramen Girl 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
La_Laura More than 1 year ago
Though THE RAMEN GIRL includes some aspects of typical romantic comedies, it's a deeper and more emotional story. A recently single girl in a new place (Japan) seeks a job as a way to overcome the grief about her break-up. Beautiful actress Brittany Murphy (R.I.P.) shines as her character struggles to fit in and break through the language barrier. She believes that, if she can learn from her grumpy teacher how to make the "perfect" bowl of Ramen soup, she'll prove to herself that she is strong and ready to let go of her heartache. The reluctant teacher and his kind wife learn plenty about compassion and forgiveness from Brittany's loving character.