Director Dave Boyle (“Big Dreams Little Tokyo”) returns with his feature film WHITE ON RICE, the comedic story of Jimmy (Hiroshi Watanabe – “Letters from Iwo Jima”), a misguided 40 year old divorcee trying to navigate his way through a new life in America and out of his sister Aiko’s (Japanese Academy Award winner Nae) basement.
Disgraced by his disgruntled brother-in-law Tak (Mio Takada – “Late Night with Conan O’Brien”), the immature yet adorable Jimmy spends his nights searching for a new wife who shares his love of dinosaurs and geology.
Things go horribly wrong when Jimmy falls desperately in love with Tak’s niece, the beautiful Ramona (Lynn Chen -“Saving Grace”) and vows to steal her away from his co-worker Tim (James Kyson Lee – “Heroes”).
Meanwhile, Bob, Jimmy’s nephew and bunkbed-mate (newcomer Justin Kwon) harbors a secret talent that holds the key to rekindling the passion in his parents marriage. Hilarious and heartwarming, WHITE ON RICE is a Japanese American comic treat for the whole family.