The Joy Luck Club
First screened in October 1993; most recently screened in August 2011
Director: Wayne Wang. Cast: Ming-Na Wen, Kieu Chinh, Tsai Chin, Tamlyn Tomita, France Nuyen, Lauren Tom, Lisa Lu, Rosalind Chao, Melane Chang, Chao Li Chi, Vu Mai, Wu Ying, Mei Juan Xi, Chin Guo-Rong, Irene Ng, Christopher Rich, Yu Fei Hong, Russell Wong, Grace Chang, Michael Paul Chan, Philip Moon, Vivian Wu, Emmy Yu, Ding Yi, Andrew McCarthy, Diane Baker, Jack Ford, Elizabeth Sung, Wu Tian-ming. Screenplay: Ronald Bass and Amy Tan (based on the novel by Amy Tan).
Twitter Capsule: My Big Fat Chinese Wake; aided by strong actors (Chinh, Chin, Chao) but storytelling flat and riven with clichés

Photo © 1993 Buena Vista Pictures/Hollywood Pictures
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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