Articles Tagged ‘Jimmy’
I love talking to my friends. It’s an important part of my life, one that I have taken efforts to nurture. I like when my friends call. It makes me happy.
Unless it’s Jimmy, because he can be a handful.
Jimmy is an interesting guy. He’s self-employed, although that is debatable at times. I’ll give it to him, though. He has made enough cash to live his life the way he wants. And that is why it can be tough to talk to Jimmy sometimes. He’s just having more fun than most of us every day. There is no work day for him. His office is right next to his kitchen. It seems Jimmy has quick bursts of great productivity, punctuated by plenty of free time for him to pursue his interests, which he does methodically.
White On Rice looks like a very funny movie. It stars Hiroshi Watanabe (he played a lieutenant in Letters from Iwo Jima—what a type-casting!) as Jimmy, a 40-year-old divorcee who moves in with his sister and shares a bunk bed with his 10-year-old nephew. He’s socially awkward, his coworkers think he’s strange and people recognize him from his past “acting” work in cheesy kung-fu B-movies. And if that wasn’t enough (a word Hollywood has never heard before), he has a crush on his brother-in-law’s twentysomething niece.