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Better Luck Tomorrow

2 Ratings: 5.0
A movie directed by Justin Lin

   Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 crime-drama film directed by Justin Lin. The movie is about Asian American overachievers who become bored with their lives and enter a world of petty crime and material excess. Better … see full wiki

Director: Justin Lin
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
2 reviews about Better Luck Tomorrow
review by . April 13, 2011
This has always been one of my favorite movies. I think it's easy to overlook a movie like this because one might think, 'oh it's just about some Asians'. Sure that part is true, the cast is mainly Asian-American but the movie could have easily been made with any other ethnic group, but this movie is loosely based on a true story which makes it even more intriguing. Some Asians and Asian-Americans were outraged because they believed that the movie painted a negative image of Asians, …
review by . April 14, 2011
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Thoughtful and disturbing, with a fine performance by Parry Shen
It's a hot Southern California afternoon at the start of Better Luck Tomorrow. Two high school students, smart, from affluent families, are sitting in lawn chairs in the back yard of a home. They are Ben Manibag (Parry Shen) and his best friend, Virgil Hu (Jason Tobin). A cell phone rings. Ben checks and it's not his. Virgil looks at his phone; it's not his. The phone keeps ringing and the two look at each with increasing panic. They run to a section of the backyard and press their ears …
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