The Ramen Girl

2008

The Ramen Girl

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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.

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Critic Reviews for The Ramen Girl

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Audience Reviews for The Ramen Girl

  • Apr 26, 2012
    I know Miss Murphy is dead and all, but god she was terrible in this movie. I would have gladly paid for her to learn decent acting.
    Ameeta . Super Reviewer
  • Feb 12, 2012
    Very heartfelt and inspiring quirky film. Favorite lines; Abby: Somewhere along the way I just forgot what I wanted to do with my life... Abby: I don't know anything about love. Every time I feel it, it's gone, it disappears and all I have left is pain and sadness.
    Sam R Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2011
    A very sweet comedy that has a good message about finding out who you are and having a passion for life.
    Dannielle A Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2010
    First of all I'd like to say I never cared much for Brittany Murphy after she lost all her weight and put it in her lips. But it was sad watching this movie knowing that she's dead. Anyway, this movie was really cute and a romantic fish out of water story. Noodles bring people together.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer

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