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The Joy Luck Club (1993)

22 Ratings: 3.3
Drama movie directed by Wayne Wang

The 1993 film adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel is both a delight and a moving experience, an anthology of stories wrapped in one Chinese-American woman's journey to understand her roots. Wayne Wang (Eat a Bowl of Tea) directs a large, … see full wiki

Director: Wayne Wang
Genre: Drama
4 reviews about The Joy Luck Club (1993)
Quick Tip by . November 10, 2010
posted in ASIANatomy
An excellent movie and one of the best that left me a lasting impression. Long but worth spending every single minute of your time on it if you haven't come across it in the past.
review by . October 30, 2008
The very first time I saw this movie I was 17. My grandmother took me to see it.    As a teenage girl I was an emotional wreck over the mother-daughter dilemmas presented by this film. I cried the whole way through. I was so glad my grandmother brought a box of tissues with her.    I recently saw this movie again at 32 and felt engaged by it on a different level. Now understanding more the personal dilemmas of each of the female characters.    It's …
review by . March 21, 2006
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Being first generation in an Asian American family, my sisters and i can really relate to this movie. We watch it about once a year with our mom (who is Chinese) and we always laugh and cry. My favorite part is the scene with Waverly bringing home her boyfriend to meet the family and how the cultures clash. We made our boyfriends (who are all white) watch that scene especially so they know how to act. The part that always brings the most tears is the scene with June and her mom after the crab leg …
review by . December 10, 2005
I knew I would love this movie because I loved the book and I didn't find it difficult to follow at all. I seen it numerous times and I absolutely love films like this. You can not see this film and not become emotionally involved with the characters. Only someone with a heart of stone will walk away without at least a lump in their throat. There are some drop-dead funny scenes and some tragic scenes that will never leave your mind.   These relationships make you stop and think about the …
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