The Joy Luck Club is centered around four women — Suyuan (Kieu_Chinh), Lindo (Tsai_Chin), Ying Ying (France_Nuyen), and An Mei (Lisa_Lu). But when Suyuan dies, the three surviving members invite Suyuan’s daughter June (Ming-Na Wen) to take her place. Along with the daughters of the other members — Waverly (Tamlyn_Tomita), Lena (Lauren_Tom), and Rose (Rosalind_Chao)
Four women, all Chinese immigrants living in San Fransisco through friendship and tragedy form a profound bond that carries them though life’s turbulence and triumphs that last a lifetime. When June (Ming-Na Wen) loses her mother and is overcome with grief her mother’s three best friends, and their daughter’s, share a lifetime of memories that binds them together and shapes each of their lives in different ways.
As with every culture the struggle between mothers and daughters is typical. The Chinese heritage and tradition soon become a priority for the four Americanized daughters
as they travel though their own lives journeys that will make you laugh, cay and leave you inspired.
The sixteen stories shared throughout this film will touch each and every one of your emotions. Love, happiness, tragedy and triumph lies behind each tale that will leave you weeping and laughing throughout.
- Director: Wayne Wang (Maid in Manhattan)
- Screen Writers: Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club novel) & Ronald Bass (Rain Main, My Best Friend’s Wedding)
- Release Date: December 11 (Direct Pre-book: 10/16; Distributor Pre-book: 10/30)
- Rating: R (for strong depiction of thematic material)
- Feature Run Time: 139 minutes
- Audio: Dolby Digital Surround Sound
- Languages: English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
Disclosure: I received a free product from the sponsor to review. I received no monetary compensation and my opinions are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor.