The Joy Luck Club
"Every mother and daughter has a story to tell." This movie is entitled, The Joy Luck Club based on the novel of Amy Tan (1989) and this is an Oliver Stone Production.
The story revolves around a series of stories to tell from the four older Chinese women that became immigrants living in the heart of San Francisco. They usually meet to play mahjong, having some Chinese cuisines for them to eat and telling stories from their experiences back in China where reveals their hidden pasts.
Each of these four women has an adult Chinese-American daughters where they too have different stories to tell. They have certain themes of the stories such as acceptance of self, self respect, self worth and hope.
This film also explores the different cultural conflict of living in the United States as both Chinese-Americans. Then, having to have a relationship between mothers and daughters with different views of their generations and from their different perspectives.
This film was shown 1993 which is almost 17 years ago. But, the story is still the same in every generation. I liked watching this film because every time I watched it, I could understand women and their struggle for acceptance, having self respect, self worth and giving hope to the next generation. Also, I could understand the women in my family from my grandmother to my mother. Now, I know why my mother treats me that way. In order for me to reach that kind of excellence in all aspects of life. Every mother wants only for the best for her children.
Children should be better than their parents. It is difficult to passed on to the future children or generations of the traditions and having to be a female. Fortunately, I grew up in a exclusive private school for girls where the nuns in this school taught us that as women we can achieve what is meant for us and passed on of what we have learned for the next generations.
Somehow, as women we have so many roles in life such as being a daughter, a student, a mother, an employee, a teacher, a niece, an auntie, a grandmother, a provider, an innovator, providing inspiration to people, etc, etc. or in other words, multi-tasking roles rolled up into a woman.
I have been blogging movies (http://www.sampy-movies.blogspot.com) because I love watching films and I select movies that provides entertainment, information, learnings about life and telling a good story, over and over again. Yes, I am a certified movie addict.
Joy Luck Club is one movie that I would share to the viewers. Go out and get a copy. It is worth movie to watch in understanding ourselves and our dear love mothers.