Tampopo · 1985

Selected by David as the 55th pick

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IMDb7.9Rotten Tomatoes100%Metacritic87/100
Runtime114 min
RatingNot Rated
Box Office$224,097
In this humorous paean to the joys of food, the main story is about trucker Goro, who rides into town like a modern Shane to help Tampopo set up the perfect noodle soup restaurant. Woven into this main story are a number of smaller stories about the importance of food, ranging from a gangster who mixes hot sex with food, to an old woman who terrorizes a shopkeeper by compulsively squeezing his wares.