22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Possibly my favourite film of all time (well, top 3!),
By A Customer
This review is from: Tampopo [DVD]  [US Import] (DVD)Noodles, fighting, love, cowboys, trucking, tramps...
Basically the story of a bunch of misfit characters trying to beat the competition by perfecting the art of fast food noodles. At one level it's definitely a foodie movie, but there's something else here as well. At one point our heroes meet a bunch of down and outs musing over their own noodles and our guys are told "these people live life deeply". This somehow describes the je ne sais quoi of this movie for me.
Very funny, strangely moving and affecting. Really worth watching.