The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Streaming Video - 1993
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Every mother longs for the love of her daughter and to break through the barriers that often stand in the way of understanding each other. Every daughter dreams of earning the affection and approval of her mother and to feel that there is something of value to be shared between them. This is the story of four remarkable women whose extraordinary lives are filled with love and tragedy, richness and magic, and who are sustained by the hopes and dreams they have for their daughters. a young woman, June, is invited to join the Joy Luck Club--the weekly mahjong group of her recently deceased mother Suyuan. As a portrait of the club's three "aunties" -- Lindo, An Mei and Ying Ying -- unfolds, it reveals a mosaic of the startling events and conditions that have shaped their lives, and the lives of their precious daughters.

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libtechlady
Mar 14, 2017

Beautifully shot and acted movie. The book by Amy Tan is excellent and the movie reflects that well. I cry at the end every time.

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alicat1
Mar 14, 2017

While the movie cannot possibly mirror the vivid detail
of print literature, it still wonderfully weaves the many stories and
generations.

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clarap
Dec 06, 2016

Loved this movie, but towards the end the movie disc was perhaps was scratched, so it would not continue to the end. Good movie.

amarofromjuanadiaz Apr 17, 2013

Loved this movie. :)

From beginning to end, it was beautiful.

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SCL_WorldLanguages
Jan 02, 2013

The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.

Overrall, the movie is great. But some of the parts in the book are cut off, I prefer to read the book more.

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a_g_obaidi
Feb 22, 2011

The Joy Luck Club is a movie that I very unexpectedly came across and that I had no expectations for, and one that very powerfully moved me, and impacted my life in a profound way. It is very open about the pervasivness of tragedy throughout life, and yet shows that people can survive life and overcome the most painful of pasts.

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bg2
Dec 14, 2010

A tear-jerker but one of my all-time favorite movies!

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ssmerlin
Sep 13, 2010

Excellent story. Loved the movie. 2 thumbs up.

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