White on Rice Review
White on Rice is nothing like I thought it was going to be. Don’t let the name of this film give you any indication of what this movie is about; it won’t help you! A quarter or so into the movie and you’ll realize why it’s called “white on rice.” And it has nothing to do with the cultural reference of Japanese eating rice. No, it’s more akin to the maxim “Like white on rice” meaning someone who clings to you like a long lost brother.
The movie starts with footage of a bad Japanese samurai movie. It is obviously a very bad dubbing job. What they are doing in this scene is showing you right away that you’re in for a silly treat. That is what this movie was, a silly, silly treat. However, I really liked it. It was warm and witty and pretty darn smart. The comedy is done well with excellent timing. I can’t remember how many times I just laughed out loud freaking the hell out of my dog. This is a really sweet, feel good movie.