The Joy Luck Club: the joy in finally being understood (Amy Tan (author); Wayne Wang (director))
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The Joy Luck Club is the pioneer of Asian American representation on the big screen. It emphasizes the expectations to be 'Chinese' from your own family and the struggle to be understood by your own family, all due to the cultural gaps.
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