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Brittany Murphy Starring in Ramen Film

One week from this Saturday, I'm going to cancel any plans and clear my schedule. Why, you might ask? Because that's the release date of The Ramen Girl, a new movie starring Brittany Murphy.

The independent movie, produced by media8, follows a young American woman (Murphy) who moves to Tokyo for her boyfriend. Upon getting dumped, she decides her life's calling is to make noodles, and seeks the guidance of a stern but wise master ramen chef. To see the trailer,


I thought this was a joke — some sort of spoof — before coming to the realization that it's simply the most random movie ever to be made. Brittany Murphy? In a movie about ramen? Her lines couldn't be more cliché: "I want to cook ramen. I want to make people happy the way you do . . . There's something about the Japanese and making the perfect bowl of soup. It's kind of beautiful." It also looks to be the campiest, least convincing movie of all time. Yet somehow, if only for the food porn aspect, I'm unabashedly excited to see this movie.

One thing's for sure: I'm not going to watch this movie without having a bowl of ramen afterward. Check out the trailer below. Will you be watching The Ramen Girl?


bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
why Britanny Murphy? it would have appealed to me if she wasn't in it.
Arthur Arthur 8 years
karate kid in the kitchen. embarrassed to say it, but i am going to see it. wax on baby.
darlene darlene 8 years
seems interesting
shoneyjoe shoneyjoe 8 years
Are you sure you've got ramen in that photo? It looks a little too wide and flat to be ramen, even the fresh stuff.
skinnypig skinnypig 8 years
ARE YOU KIDDING? This movie has the same "coming of age" formula as all other H-Wood movies, and it is almost a direct rip-off of Tampopo: I'm appaled! And B.M. sucks!!!!
karen-zoo karen-zoo 8 years
She's such an emotive actress.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
it's gonna be one funny yummy movie :D proly light.. :D but sure will be fun!
Missy-Prissy Missy-Prissy 8 years
looks cute
penguins268 penguins268 8 years
This looks cute but I think I would just see it for Tokyo!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
hmm, i feel like they kind of spoiled the end a bit by showing him making her his succesor. But I love any kind of noodle, so I'll probably check it out if i get a chance
ineed2pp ineed2pp 8 years
interesting... i might give this a go since i love ramen so much.
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
i can't wait to see it! so cute~ it reminds me of the jdrama "Teppan Shojo Akane"
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
...sorry, I misspelled it...Tampopo, no spaces...I highly recommend it. It has subtitles which I Japanese is nothing to write home about.
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I totally want to see mom is Japanese and one of our fav funny Japanese movies is about ramen called tam po po....this looks great!
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
She is adorable, so why not see it (renting I mean!)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love brittany - so i might have to. i was at the gym last night and i was watching seinfeld on the TV And she was on the episode so it's ironic that you're talking about this!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
How random!
bonniebonnie bonniebonnie 8 years
I know this seems a little much for a reaction, but this trailer gave me the chills! I'm so excited!
lifestylebzzz lifestylebzzz 8 years
If you do have Ramen, go for Ramen Choice. 80% fat free 25% less sodium non-fried noodles and it comes it 3 great flavors. You cannot tell the difference.
blades7816 blades7816 8 years
This looks great! When does it come out?
TinaDenali TinaDenali 8 years
That looks so cute! I love Brittany. :)
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