Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe, LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA) loves dinosaurs and sleeps on the top bunk. Unfortunately, Jimmy is 40, and shares the bunk bed with Bob, his 10—year—old nephew. Freshly divorced, Jimmy has moved in with his sister Aiko and her family while boldly searching for a new wife. His brother in—law, Tak, thinks he’s a disaster. And although Jimmy may lack social grace, he is convinced the best years of his life are just beginning. His plan seems like it’s all falling into place when Tak’s beautiful niece Ramona moves in. But once Jimmy sets his sights on her, he finds he has competition from his handsome co—worker Tim (James Kyson Lee, HEROES), and his intentions begin to go hilariously awry.
- Dave Boyle
- Hiroshi Watanabe, Nae, Mio Takada, Lynn Chen
Bland and only occasionally funny.Mike Hale, New York Times, 06.24.2010
Wan, trite and increasingly silly.Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, 06.24.2010
A cockeyed tale about a Japanese nebbish in suburban America, White on Rice will wring some laughs out of anyone but the most humor-impaired.Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle, 07.07.2010