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Story

The 1993 film adaptation of Amy Tan's bestselling novel is both a delight and a moving experience, an anthology of stories wrapped in one Chinese-American woman's journey to understand her roots. Wayne Wang (Eat a Bowl of Tea) directs a large, outstanding cast spread over eight different tales of the lives of Chinese women, most of them set in the past. The script by Tan and Ronald Bass (Rain Man) is a delicate balance of emotions that swell but don't gush, and Wang brings impressive texture and a personal feel to Tan's descriptions of daily life in the Chinese-American community. This sprawling, good-looking movie makes for a cathartic tearjerker one can feel good about. --Tom Keogh

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Widescreen

Cast

Lisa Lu
Rosalind Chao
Tamlyn Tomita
Lauren Tom

It is so sad & beautiful.... TheJoyLuckClub
  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Wayne Wang
  • Producer: Buena Vista
  • Length: 139 min
  • Aspect ratio: 1.85:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJan 1, 1993
  • Ratings
    North AmericaR
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaOct 14, 2003
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