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Joy Luck Club [Blu-ray] [1993]

  • SKU: 20756521
  • Release Date: 12/11/2012
  • Rating: R
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 13)

    Synopsis


    The Joy Luck Club
    Director Wayne Wang and screenwriter Ronald Bass effectively interweave sixteen mother-daughter tales in their silken film version of Amy Tan's best-selling novel about the clash between generations. The film takes place in present-day San Francisco, concentrating on a group of late-middle-aged Chinese women. Ever since arriving in the United States after World War II, the women have gathered weekly to play mah-jongg and to tell stories, regaling each other with tales of their children and grandchildren, giving each other a sense of hope and renewal in the midst of poverty and hardship. The Joy Luck Club is made up of 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) -- June is a Chinese-American with only a passing interest in her rich cultural heritage. But through vignettes that switch back and forth in time, the daughters begin to appreciate the struggles of their mothers to start their families in the optimistic promise of the United States. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tsai Chin
      Tsai Chin - Lindo
    • Kieu Chinh
      Kieu Chinh - Suyuan
    • Lisa Lu
      Lisa Lu - An Mei
    • France Nuyen
      France Nuyen - Ying Ying
    • Rosalind Chao
      Rosalind Chao - Rose



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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Joy Luck Film

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      Kickawesome
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      I bought this movie as a gift. The person receiving the gift has always told me about the movie but I had never seen it. After we watched it I thought it was pretty decent film. The characters are very interesting and the story is pretty deep. I probably never would have watched this on my own but was glad to have seen it after it was done. This movie is nearly impossible to find in the stores (I've been looking for almost a year) so I would highly recommend ordering it if you are looking to get it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is a life changing experience

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      TheWife

      The themes in this movie are universal...relatable across cultures and socio-economic stations. It speaks to the commonality of pain, the agony of unmet expectation, the necessity of personal worth, the power of forgiveness and the complicated beauty of family ties.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Always a tear jerker

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      Noss
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      I saw this years ago and didn't expect how much I would love the movie. I lost my DVD version so when I saw the Blu-ray on sale, I bought it immediately.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great film

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      Nblack007
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      Great Asian-America film if you enjoyed Crazy Rich Asians you will enjoy this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      Sassy24
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      Great movie about Chinese immigrant women and their American-born daughters. A touching feel good movie that allows you to reflect on life.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      asianmanws6
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      I purchased this movie because it has so much meaning to it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love this movie!

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      Smarshall1
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      I love this movie and I was glad to know that after all these years of me wanting it that Bestbuy carried it and at an unbeatable price!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very good movie, but emotional

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      Alison
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      This was a very good movie, well done and good actors. It was very much like the book. Be prepared, it is emotional.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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