The Joy Luck Club

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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
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Grouped Work IDc06f6ed4-64c9-e008-6449-77d2afbef5b7
Grouping Titlejoy luck club
Grouping Authorhollywood pictures
Grouping Categorymovie
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auth_author2Bass, Ronald,
Burt, Donald Graham,
Chan, Michael Paul,
Chao, Rosalind,
Hoy, Maysie,
Kiều Chinh, 1939-
Lu, Lisa,
Markey, Patrick,
McCarthy, Andrew, 1962-
Ming-Na, 1963-
Mokri, Amir,
Nuyen, France, 1939-
Portman, Rachel,
Rich, Christopher, 1953-
Stone, Oliver,
Tan, Amy,
Tan, Amy.
Tom, Lauren,
Tomita, Tamlyn,
Tsai Chin, 1936-
Wang, Wayne, 1949-
Wong, Russell, 1963-
Wu, Vivian, 1966-
author2-roleBass, Ronald,screenwriter,producer.
Buena Vista Home Video (Firm)
Burt, Donald Graham,production designer.
Chan, Michael Paul,actor.
Chao, Rosalind,actor.
Hollywood Pictures.
Hoy, Maysie,film editor.
Kiều Chinh,1939-actor.
Lu, Lisa,actor.
Markey, Patrick,producer.
McCarthy, Andrew,1962-actor.
Mokri, Amir,director of photography.
Nuyen, France,1939-actor.
Portman, Rachel,composer.
Rich, Christopher,1953-actor.
Stone, Oliver,producer.
Tan, Amy,screenwriter,producer.
Tan, Amy.Joy Luck Club.
Tom, Lauren,actor.
Tomita, Tamlyn,actor.
Tsai Chin,1936-actor.
Wang, Wayne,1949-director,producer.
Wong, Russell,1963-actor.
Wu, Vivian,1966-actor.
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display_descriptionFour mothers. Four daughters. Eight stories. The Joy Luck Club is four women in San Francisco who have played mah jong together on a weekly basis to for forty some years. One of them, Suyuan, has died, and her daughter June is preparing to go to China. Auntie Lindo with daughter Waverly, Auntie Ying Ying with daughter Lena, and Auntie An Mei with daughter Rose are at the going away party. Born in China, the Joy Luck Club members came to America as young adults; their daughters are 100% American. The old days are seldom spoken about, and some things about those times have never been said aloud, but the experiences left behind color the hopes and expectations these women have for their daughters. If daughters become their mothers--no matter how much both parties desire that it not happen--daughters also become different from their mothers--despite all attempts to perpetuate the status quo.
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California -- San Francisco
China -- Drama
Chinese American women
Chinese American women -- Drama
Chinese Americans
Chinese Americans -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama
Feature films
Feature films -- United States
Film adaptations
Man-woman relationships
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Mothers and daughters
Mothers and daughters -- China -- Drama
Mothers and daughters -- Drama
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Drama
San Francisco (Calif.) -- Drama
Tan, Amy
Tan, Amy. -- Film adaptations
United States
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Women -- Conduct of life
Women -- Conduct of life -- Drama
Women -- Feature
Women immigrants
Women immigrants -- California -- San Francisco -- Drama
title_displayThe Joy Luck Club
title_fullThe Joy Luck Club [videorecording] / Hollywood Pictures presents an Oliver Stone production in association with Ronald Bass, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang ; a film by Wayne Wang ; screenplay by Amy Tan & Ronald Bass ; produced by Wayne Wang, Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey ; directed by Wayne Wang
title_shortThe Joy Luck Club
topic_facetChinese American women
Chinese Americans
Conduct of life
Man-woman relationships
Mothers and daughters
Tan, Amy
Women immigrants