When her boyfriend leaves her high and dry in Tokyo, spoiled American tourist Abby (Brittany Murphy) finds solace in a neighborhood ramen noodle house run by a cantankerous old chef (Toshiyuki Nishida), who agrees to take her on as an apprentice cook. But will the dirty grunt work and endless criticism drive Abby away before she discovers the serene beauty in the perfect bowl of soup -- and in herself?
WTF? I'm totally not making this up. Do they know me at all? I have to say my feelings are a little bit hurt. And I'm dying to see the algorithm that goes into generating recommendations. Pandora Radio does it successfully, for free, so it doesn't seem like rocket science. And why didn't they just give this film a subtitle like "Cultural appropriation and shallow comedy produced by flaunted ethnic stereotypes" or something. Then I could at least appreciate the honesty involved.