Release Date:May 26,2009
It's Tampopo meets Lost in Translation when Brittany Murphy (Clueless, 8 Mile) stars in The Ramen Girl.Abruptly abandoned by her boyfriend, a young American woman (Murphy) finds herself suddenly alone and adrift in Tokyo. Lost in the shuffle of a foreign culture, and seeking to console herself, Abby winds up hanging out in her neighborhood ramen shop. After observing the magical effects of the shop's ramen on the customers, Abby convinces herself that her true path in life is to become a ramen chef. Abby persuades the shop's tyrannical, temperamental Japanese master chef to teach her the art of making ramen. And although their relationship is contentious and rocky, they both discover the most important ingredient of all - that each ramen bowl must contain a universe of feeling and truly be a gift from the heart.Filmed on location in Japan, the film also stars Toshiyuki Nishida, Tammy Blanchard (The Good Sheppard, Cadillac Records), Sohee Park, Kimiko Yo, and Renji Ishibashi.