The Joy Luck Club appeared in cinemas in 1993. The film, directed by Wayne Wang, was one of the first Hollywood films to feature a cast of predominantly Asian stars. The screenplay, by Amy Tan and Ron Bass, was based on Tan's popular novel of the same name. The cast included Rosalind Chao, France Nuyen, Tamlyn Tomita, Kieu Chinh, Lisa Lu, Tsai Chin, Ming-Na Wen, Lauren Tom, Chao Li Chi, and Victor Wong.
Asia Pacific Arts (UCLA) offers a fascinating look back in the form of a group interview. Four Asian-American women who never saw the film were asked to view it for the first time and give their reactions.
At Rotten Tomatoes The Joy Luck Club scores an ultra-fresh 90%.