Friday, July 17, 2009

The Ramen Girl

I have found a wonderful little off beat and touching comedy, called "The Ramen Girl". I discovered it on Netflix when I was browsing through the instant play shows. At first I kept passing it up. I read the teaser on it, but saw that it had Brittnay Murphy, and since I'm not a fan of any of the movies I have seen her in I would just leave it alone. Then one night The Boy came down to watch a movie with me. We had chosen one that was supposed to be a comedy. It's called "Numb". To call it a dark comedy was an understatement. We did not like it all. It was just too dark and not very funny.

After watching that movie it was quite late and so I decided to go to bed. I showed The Boy how to select and set up another movie to watch. First let me say that our oldest son has always been interested in Japanese and Asian culture, and loves ramen. So I suggested "The Ramen Girl". I ended up sitting down and watching it with The Boy. I'm glad I did. It totally changed my opinion of Brittnay Murphy. Now don't get me wrong it's not a deep involved movie that is going to change the world, it's just a simple story that drew me in.
Has anyone else seen this movie? What did you think of it? If you haven't seen it yet, I recommend you do. Of course you would have to be open to read subtitles, unless you are fortunate enough to understand the Japanese language.