September 2011

Amy Tan and "The Joy Luck Club"

I watched The Joy Luck Club the other night and I was pleasantly surprised to find a movie nearly as good as the book original. I suppose that I might be partial to short vignettes with a more general coming together point and this movie does it very skillfully. The movie centers around four mothers—all who immigrated to America from China—who play mahjong together in San Francisco, and their grown daughters who face unique challenges as Asian-Americans.