The Joy Luck Club
Drama | English and Mandarin with English subtitles | 139 minutes
In San Francisco, four aging Chinese-American mothers gather frequently to play mahjong and compare stories of their Americanized daughters and grandchildren. Raising daughters who do not revere Chinese culture and values is stressful to the mothers. The daughters, meanwhile, agonize over how deeply affected they are by the hardships and experiences of their mothers. Reconciliations are not going to be easy.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 86%
- Metacritic Score: 84
- Writers Guild of America: Nominated, Best Adapted Screenplay (Amy Tan, Ronald Bass)
- National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
- The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
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“THE JOY LUCK CLUB is a celebration of the richness of Asian-American acting talent, a flowering talent that has been waiting so long to be celebrated. THE JOY LUCK CLUB is also one of the most touching and moving films of the year.”
“As directed simply and forcefully by Wayne Wang, with a screenplay skillfully written by Amy Tan and Ronald Bass, THE JOY LUCK CLUB is both sweeping and intimate, a lovely evocation of changing cultures and enduring family ties. Admirers of the best-selling novel will be delighted by the graceful way it has been transferred to the screen.”
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