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Ai Means Love (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

Two families, one from Japan and one from a small town in West Virginia, own businesses next to each other. Mr. Hayashi, a former samurai movie actor, has a hard time introducing Japanese culture through his video business. Greg and Julie ...See moreTwo families, one from Japan and one from a small town in West Virginia, own businesses next to each other. Mr. Hayashi, a former samurai movie actor, has a hard time introducing Japanese culture through his video business. Greg and Julie Marshall run a Christian bookstore, but are having a hard time in a depressed economy. Miki, the Hayashi's shy but sincere daughter, is trying to help her immigrant parents' business. Ian Marshall, charismatic and outgoing, has been waiting for God to show him his intended spouse. Although from completely different cultures, the families wrestle with the same life challenges, especially helping their children choose suitable mates. As cultures collide, comedy ensues. Will old habits intervene? Or will love find a way through an unexpected source? Written by Sun Jae Smith See less
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Mie Smith (story) | SunJae Smith (story) | Kate Tsubata (story)
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Sep 29, 2011 (United States)

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Bob Charnley
Greg Marshall Greg Marshall   See fewer
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Joan Crooks
Julie Marshall Julie Marshall   See fewer
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Gregory Davis
Bob Eaglefeather Bob Eaglefeather   See fewer
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Masako Foltz
Betty Jenkins Betty Jenkins   See fewer
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Ilseuk Masuda
Vandal Vandal   See fewer
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Devin McDonald
Ian Marshall Ian Marshall   See fewer
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Devin M. McDonald
Ian Marshall Ian Marshall   See fewer
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Satomi Pirrone
Natsuki Hayashi Natsuki Hayashi   See fewer
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Lou Ramos
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Sayaka Stephens
Miki Hayashi Miki Hayashi   See fewer
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Isaac Synder
Kevin Marshall Kevin Marshall   See fewer
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Dan Thorp
Josh (as Daniel Thorp) Josh (as Daniel Thorp)   See fewer
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Kazuo Tsubata
Daisuke Hayashi Daisuke Hayashi   See fewer
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Teruko Hayashi Teruko Hayashi   See fewer
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8.5 / 10 | 6 votes