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R| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
In San Francisco, a group of aging Chinese women (Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, France Nuyen, Lisa Lu) meet regularly to trade familial stories while playing Mahjong. In a series of sixteen vignettes that spans generations and continents, this adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel explores cultural conflict and the often-turbulent relationships between four first-generation Chinese-American women (Ming-Na Wen, Tamlyn Tomita, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao) and their mothers.

Cast: Rosalind Chao , Tamlyn Tomita , France Nuyen , Vivian Wu , Andrew McCarthy , Kieu Chinh , Tsai Chin , Lisa Lu

Director: Wayne Wang

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

The Joy Luck Club (1993)

Release Date: March 15th, 1994|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Hits hardest when it bypasses sentiment to ponder the inextricable mix of love and pain that comes with the ties that bind. show more

  • 100
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Like a flowering of talent that has been waiting so long to be celebrated. It is also one of the most touching and moving of the year's films. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Fascinating and satisfying the way the diverse threads are knitted together into a single tapestry. show more

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