The Review of Joy Luck Club
The movie Joy Luck Club is adapted by the novel of ethnic Chinese authoress, Amy Tan. It tells the stories of four couples of Chinese mother and daughter. The mothers, who are the first generation immigrants, were experienced the war and the hard life, while the daughters were born in the America, and the belief, the life style and the other aspects between them are different. Thus, the conflict of the generations and the different racial made the movie is very vividly to watch.
The four mothers are all native-born Chinese. They had the different background, experiences, and the characters. But the same, they all experienced the rough memory. Mother Lindo was a child bride of a rich family. Her husband was a little boy, and her mother in law always punished her without reasons. At last, Lindo can’t understand the family, and run away with a trick. Mother Yingying fell in love with a playboy and born a son for him. But after the marriage, Yingying found he didn’t love her and even insulted her. So she killed their son and went to the American to found a new life. the mother Anmei’s mother was forced to be a concubine of a rich man, and to protect An-mei, she killed herself. It is the most horrific memory of Anmei. And for the last mother is Suyuan, because of the war, she had to abandon her twins daughters, and it is also the painful in her heart.
For the four daughters, they were all born in the American, and this life is the American style, so they always have the conflicts with their mothers. And because they have the Chinese look, sometimes they were treated special. Waverly is Lindo’s daughter, she played chess very well when she was a child, and also had some conflict with her mother because of it. When Waverly grown up, her boy friend can’t satisfied her mother, and cause to another conflict. Lena is the daughter of Lingling, she is a flabby girl. She can’t get...