Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe) is 40, divorced, and shares a bunk bed with his 10-year-old nephew. For most men, this state of affairs would be ego-crushing, but Jimmy is strangely unperturbed. Despite an utter lack of social finesse, he embarks on an enthusiastic mission to replace his ex-wife with someone better. Things go horribly wrong when he falls head-over-heels for a younger relative (Lynn Chen) and vows to steal her away from his co-worker Tim (James Kyson Lee). Also starring Nae, Mio Takada, Joy Osmanski, Cathy Shim and newcomer Justin Kwong.
New from the team behind Big Dreams, Little Tokyo, romantic comedy White On Rice is just beginning to turn heads on the festival circuit, and for good reason. With a killer cast - Watanabe was featured in Letters From Iwo Jima, Mio Takada is a regular on Conan O'Brien, Nae has won the Japanese equivalent of an Academy Award, James Kyson Lee is well familiar from his stint on Heroes and unless my eyes deceive me there's a regular from Rescue Me in there as well - director Dave Boyle really nails a quietly absurd comedy style that makes this thing work like a charm. Check the trailer below the break for proof!