Grub Street has already found its favorite movie of 2009: The Ramen Girl! Videogum dug up this Brittany Murphy vehicle, which is sort of like The Next Karate Kid, but with food. Murphy plays a heartbroken girl who just got dumped in Tokyo and whose spirits are restored by working for a cranky ramen chef. The trailer gives the entire plot away, but we suspect the movie is worth seeing anyway. Such unbelievable dialogue! “I want to cook ramen. I want to make people happy the way you do,” Murphy pleads. After learning the technical demands of ramen prep, Murphy stumbles because she makes it mechanically, without heart. The ramen chef’s wife advises: “Begin by putting tears in your broth.” Click through to watch the unforgettable trailer and then beg Warner Bros. to release this somewhere, somehow in the U.S.