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The Joy Luck Club (1993)

R | | Drama | 29 October 1993 (USA)
The life histories of four Asian women and their daughters reflect and guide each other.



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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Chang ...
Old Chong
Lisa Connolly ...
Mai Vu ...
Waverly - Age 6-9 (as Vu Mai)
Ying Wu ...
Meijuan Xi ...
Lindo's Mother (as Mei Juan Xi)


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong depiction of thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El club de la buena estrella  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)


$32,861,136 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the novel, it is revealed that the real name of the character played by Ming-Na Wen is Jing-Mei. On ER (1994), Ming-Na plays another character named Jing-Mei. See more »


June's hair moves from in front of her shoulder to behind it several times just before Suyuan gives her the necklace. See more »


Suyuan: [Takes off necklace she is wearing and gives it to June] June, since your baby time, I wear this next to my heart. Now, you wear next to yours. It will help you know. I see you. I see you.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bryan Cranston/Kanye West (2010) See more »


Written by Antonín Dvorák (as Antonin Dvorak)
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What a great movie! Truly a film that fills you with emotion!
27 May 2003 | by (Hawaii) – See all my reviews

This film is truly a classic. The stories will touch your heart and make you laugh and cry. The cast did an excellent job of portraying these diverse women. You will love each character. A movie every woman should see.

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