The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

DVD - 200-?
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Follows the story of four lifelong friends, whose lives are filled with joy and heartbreak, and shows how their experiences have affected the hopes and dreams they hold for each of their children.
Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.?] : Hollywood Pictures Home Video ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Video, [200-?]
ISBN: 9780788836039
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA Joy
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 139 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Nov 01, 2018

This 1993 adaptation of Amy Tan's novel has been mentioned a lot lately in conjunction with "Crazy Rich Asians," as both were the rare majority Asian (both in front of and behind the camera) films. It's not entirely accurate to say "CRA" was the first major Asian production since "JLC," as there was the indie film "Better Luck Tomorrow," "The Namesake," and, I guess, "Memoirs of a Geisha," which had a mostly Asian cast, but a white director. "JLC" tries, with mixed results, the complex structure of Tan's novel, so it involves multiple voiceovers and flashbacks. It is somewhat uneven, but still affecting and well performed. Ming Na-Wen would show up on "Agents of Shield," Tamlyn Tomita was in "Karate Kid 2," and Lisa Lu is also in "CRA." Oh, and Andrew McCarthy! Directed by Wayne Wang and co-written by Tan.

Jul 23, 2018

A soap-opera-ish tone detracts from four women's interesting journeys as they arrive in America, adjust, and raise their Chinese-American daughters in dual cultures.

Mar 14, 2017

Beautifully shot and acted movie. The book by Amy Tan is excellent and the movie reflects that well. I cry at the end every time.

Mar 14, 2017

While the movie cannot possibly mirror the vivid detail
of print literature, it still wonderfully weaves the many stories and

Dec 06, 2016

Loved this movie, but towards the end the movie disc was perhaps was scratched, so it would not continue to the end. Good movie.

amarofromjuanadiaz Apr 17, 2013

Loved this movie. :)

From beginning to end, it was beautiful.

Jan 02, 2013

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Overrall, the movie is great. But some of the parts in the book are cut off, I prefer to read the book more.

Feb 22, 2011

The Joy Luck Club is a movie that I very unexpectedly came across and that I had no expectations for, and one that very powerfully moved me, and impacted my life in a profound way. It is very open about the pervasivness of tragedy throughout life, and yet shows that people can survive life and overcome the most painful of pasts.

Dec 14, 2010

A tear-jerker but one of my all-time favorite movies!

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