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Amy Tan Amy Tan
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Elizabeth Sung Elizabeth Sung
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Tian-Ming Wu Tian-Ming Wu
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Diane Baker Diane Baker
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Fen Tian Fen Tian
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Vivian Wu Vivian Wu
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Ronald Bass Ronald Bass
(screenplay)
Amy Tan Amy Tan
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Powerful

13 years, 2 months 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.....

11 years, 1 month 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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10 years, 3 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 the United States after World War II, the women have gathered weekly to play mah-jongg and to tell stories, regaling each other with tales of their children and grandchildren, giving each other a sense of hope and renewal in the midst of poverty and hardship. The Joy Luck Club is made up of four women ... (more)
Release date: 29 October 1993
UPC: 786936182583
Tags: Drama (9), Family (6), Historical (5), 1990s (4), Romance (4), Friendship (4), Self-discovery (3), Asian (3), Rivalry (3), Betrayal (3), Based On A Novel (3), Based On Book (3), 1993 (2), Dramas (2), SnP (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Sort (2), Chick Flick (2), Amy Tan (2), Adaptation (2)
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