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Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  25 April 2003 (USA)
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A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.

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Shirley Anderson ...
Hot Dog Planet Customer
Nanette Matoba ...
Housewife
Kenji Matoba ...
Toddler
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Han
Ashley Arai ...
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Danielle Conner ...
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Karen DiTota ...
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Smita Satiani ...
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Kristen Stinson ...
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Jeff DeJohn ...
Ryan
Robert Zepeda ...
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Ben is a perfectionist and overachiever whose tunnel vision leads to nothing less than graduating at the top of his class. As he struggles to achieve social success, he discovers his darker side. He and his friends: Virgil, Daric and Han lead a double life of mischief and petty crimes to alleviate the pressures of perfection. As their adopted identity grows, the gang tumbles into a downward spiral of excitement, excess and fun. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for violence, drug use, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$360,772 (USA) (11 April 2003)

Gross:

$3,799,339 (USA) (20 June 2003)
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Better Luck Next Time
29 April 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I'm usually not the kind of person to just come out and bash a movie, but this movie was horrible. I was originally very interested in seeing this because I am an Asian American and there are hardly any Asian-American movies out there that don't have kung fu or guns in them. First off, this movie was way too unbelievable in so many different ways, I don't even know where to begin. The story meandered along in so many different ways, I lost interest halfway through the movie.

It wasn't all bad, though. One good thing about the movie was the photography. Some of it at times seemed gimmicky, but overall, the DP did an excellent job with the visuals. That was the one thing that saves me from giving this movie an absolutely horrible rating. 4/10.


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