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The Joy Luck Club (1993)

The Joy Luck Club
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Kieu Chinh

Kieu Chinh

Suyuan - The Mother
Tsai Chin

Tsai Chin

Lindo - The Mother
France Nuyen

France Nuyen

Ying-Ying - The Mother
Lisa Lu

Lisa Lu

An-Mei - The Mother
Ming-Na Wen

Ming-Na Wen

June - The Daughter
Tamlyn Tomita

Tamlyn Tomita

Waverly - The Daughter
Lauren Tom

Lauren Tom

Lena - The Daughter
Rosalind Chao

Rosalind Chao

Rose - The Daughter


Written by
Amy Tan

Amy Tan

(novel)
Ronald Bass

Ronald Bass

(screenplay)


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Powerful

7 years, 1 month ago at Aug 20 2:31
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This is a tale of four Chinese women and their struggles in dealing with their mothers. Through a series of flashbacks, the Joy Luck Club asks the question: Can mothers and daughters truly understand one another when their cultures are literally oceans apart?
By the end of the movie, hanky in hand, the answer is a resounding yes.

I preferred the mothers' stories about life i... read more

Coming To America.....

5 years ago at Sep 11 6:12
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The year that this film was released, I had a girlfriend who liked to go out with me, but only when she planned it & was in control of the date. On one week-end night, I was supposed to go see Joy Luck Club with her, but since it was at my suggestion, she, as always, phoned me to tell that she felt like maybe she was (conveniently) coming down with something. Now don't get me wrong, she wanted us ... read more

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4 years, 2 months ago at Jul 27 15:50
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This movie is a gem. A powerful 8 short stories, compacted into a great movie. This movie tells the stories of 4 China-born mothers with their own American-born daughters. Each of the individual's hardship was portrayed beautifully, and it was amazing how the bitter past of the mothers instill strength into their own daughters' present turbulence.
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Description: Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Ronald Bass effectively interweave sixteen mother-daughter tales in their silken film version of Amy Tan's best-selling novel about the clash between generations. The film takes place in present-day San Francisco, concentrating on a group of late-middle-aged Chinese women. Ever since arriving in th ... (more)
Release date: 29 October 1993
UPC: 786936182583
Drama (9), Family (6), Historical (5), Romance (4), Friendship (4), Betrayal (3), Self-discovery (3), Based On A Novel (3), Based On Book (3), Asian (3), 1990s (3), Rivalry (3), China (2), Chinese (2), Adaptation (2), Amy Tan (2), Chick Flick (2), Cross-Cultural (2), 1993 (2), Sort (2)
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johanlefourbe posted a review 6 months ago

A very good movie

“I always had a weak spot for Wayne Wang’s work and this movie is probably his best I have seen so far. I have still have to see his older movies but I was really impressed by this one. After this movie, he would finally make a movie not focusing on the Asian community, ‘Smoke’, and this flick was once again a tremendous critical success. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it focuses on four women who are all Chinese immigrants living in San Francisco and we see them as they gather to play mahjong, eat and discuss life. Through the movie, we discover their struggle with the American culture, especially concerning their relationship with their daughters who are a torn between between Chinese and US lifestyle. Since I’m myself an immigrant, son of an immigrant, I had no problem” read more

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Coming To America.....

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Well I had finally had it, so I called her bluff, & told her that if there was a chance she'd get sick or somethin', we should just call the whole night off.

Before she could respond, I hung up the phone & then went to go see this movie by myself, more to piss her” read more

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