Tampopo by Jûzô Itami

Tampopo by Jûzô Itami

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Faith Durand
Feb 13, 2015

If I had to pick a movie to watch on Valentine's, Tampopo would be the one. This great Japanese film is simple and sweet, yet impossible to fully describe. It models itself on classic Spaghetti Westerns — kind but mysterious man arrives in town and takes a widow's struggling affairs in hand. Only, in this case, no outlaws are involved; her business is a ramen shop. A glorious and slyly funny tribute to beauty of noodles, food, and love.

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