The Ramen Girl

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Overview

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 ...
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Overview

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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Special Features

Deleted scenes; Alternate ending; Trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/26/2009
  • UPC: 014381608427
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Time: 1:42:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 28,956

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brittany Murphy , Abby
Toshiyuki Nishida , Maezumi
Tammy Blanchard Gretchen,
Sohee Park Toshi,
Kimiko Yo
Daniel Evans
Renji Ishibashi
Gabriel Mann
Tsutomu Yamazaki
Technical Credits
Robert Allan Ackerman Director, Producer
Michael Eliasberg Executive Producer
Dona Granata Costumes/Costume Designer
Stewart Hall Producer
Tsutomu Imamura Production Designer
Cleve Landsberg Executive Producer
Brittany Murphy Producer
Masafumi Odawara Executive Producer
Howard Paar Musical Direction/Supervision
Yoshitaka Sakamoto Cinematographer
Rick Shaine Editor
Carlo Silliotto Score Composer
Victoria Thomas Casting
Becca Topol Screenwriter
Yoko Narahashi Casting, Producer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Ramen Girl
1. Welcome To Japan [6:40]
2. Ra-Men [7:41]
3. Helping [9:10]
4. 5:00 AM [7:27]
5. Clean [5:16]
6. Holiday [7:17]
7. Lessons [3:26]
8. The Path of Life [6:24]
9. Merry Chistmas [5:50]
10. I Don't Understand [8:38]
11. Spirit [3:31]
12. Trial Run [4:20]
13. Grand Master [4:51]
14. Successor [5:48]
15. Welcome To My Ramen Shop [4:45]
16. End Credits [3:43]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- The Ramen Girl
   Play
   Subtitles
      English SDH
      Spanish
      None
   Scenes
   Extras
      Alternate Ending
      Deleted Scenes
         Play All
         Ethan Leaves
         Can You Correct My Translation?
         Alone In Tokyo
         Lonely Girl
         Abby's Mom Calls
         Abby Asks For More Work
         Abby Quits Her Job
         Gretchen Leaves a Message
         Abby Gets Kendo Lesson
         Charlie Leaves a Message
         Farm Girl From Iowa
         Gretchen Gets Fired
         Stranger In the House
         Sleepover at Charlie's
         Abby's First Kendo Match
         Gretchen Spirals Downward
         Where Life Takes You
      Trailer
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  • Posted November 19, 2010

    Exceeded my expectations!

    Though THE RAMEN GIRL includes some aspects of typical romantic comedies, it's a deeper and more emotional story. A recently single girl in a new place (Japan) seeks a job as a way to overcome the grief about her break-up. Beautiful actress Brittany Murphy (R.I.P.) shines as her character struggles to fit in and break through the language barrier. She believes that, if she can learn from her grumpy teacher how to make the "perfect" bowl of Ramen soup, she'll prove to herself that she is strong and ready to let go of her heartache. The reluctant teacher and his kind wife learn plenty about compassion and forgiveness from Brittany's loving character.

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