Ramen Shop (Ramen Teh) 2.0 stars

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A food movie that depends very heavily on personal taste. If simplicity, sincerity, and sweetness are high on your list of cinematic preferences, then director Eric Khoo’s tale of a mixed-race cook’s journey to understand his family history —and perhaps even find some harmony between the Chinese and Japanese elements therein — during a sojourn in Singapore will likely prove satisfying. But if you view things like camera placement, dialogue, and acting as more than mere seasoning for a story, you will almost certainly want to seek sustenance elsewhere. “Inexpert” was the word that kept coming to mind, rather than “careless,” and the difference between the two made the overall experience just pleasant enough for this particular palate. Oh, and the food looks great, during both prep and presentation.

Matthew Lickona

Length: 1 hour, 29 minutes

Rated: NR

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Movie showtimes are subject to change. For possible updates to this schedule, please call the theater.

Digital Gym Cinema

2921 El Cajon Boulevard, San Diego. 619-230-1938

  • Monday, April 22

    6 p.m.

  • Tuesday, April 23

    11 a.m., 3:30 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 24

    1:30 p.m., 6 p.m.

  • Thursday, April 25

    12:30 p.m., 5 p.m.


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