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Joy Luck Club, The (1993)

Faithfully adapted from Amy Tan’s bestselling book, director Wayne Wang’s moving yet witty melodrama mixes the stories of four Chinese-born mothers with those of their American-born daughters.

Murder, suicide, betrayal and love are all captured, sometimes in a deeply affecting manner, and the drama is beautifully if sentimentally played by a cast that includes Kieu Chinh, France Nuyen, Wen Ming-Na, Lauren Tom and Tamlyn Tomita.

Tan co-wrote the script with Rain Man (1988) scribe Ronald Bass, and if the result is a bit of a women’s weepie then, at least, it’s an excellent one.

Suyuan
Kieu Chinh
Lindo
Tsai Chin
Ying Ying
France Nuyen
An-Mei
Lisa Lu
June
Ming-Na
Waverly
Tamlyn Tomita
Lena
Lauren Tom
Rose
Rosalind Chao
Old Chong
Victor Wong

Director
Wayne Wang