A celebration of the role of food in Japanese culture, acclaimed director Juzo Itami's hit satire was dubbed the first "noodle western" for its delightful parody of American Westerns and Japanese samurai films. Tampopo follows a young widow (Nobuki Miiyamoto) who runs a small noodle restaurant in Tokyo and Goro (Tsutomu Yamazaki), a cowboy hat-wearing truck driver, as they attempt to concoct the perfect bowl of ramen.
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- Juzo Itami
- 1988 Independent Spirit Awards®
- Best Foreign Film nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
NoLanguage and sound
Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
The Criterion Collection restoration
Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it