Watch: Joy Ride 2023 123movies, Full Movie Online – Follows four Chinese-American friends as they bond and discover the truth of what it means to know and love who you are, while they travel through China in search of one of their birth mothers..
Plot: When Audrey’s business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the help of Lolo, her childhood best friend, Kat, a college friend, and Deadeye, Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Their epic, no-holds-barred experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are.
Smart Tags: N/A
|N/A Votes: 5,000|
|N/A | RottenTomatoes|
|75/100 | MetaCritic|
|N/A Votes: 67 Popularity: 90.58 | TMDB|
When I saw the trails for this, I was not very enthusiastic. Now I am glad to say that this is more of a failing of the teaser makers than of the film itself, which is actually at the better end of the genre. It all centres around the high-flying “Audrey” (Ashley Park) who is on for a partnership at her firm if she can travel to China to seal a lucrative deal. Rather stupidly, she agrees to take her rather unpredictable pal “Lolo” (Sherry Cola) and, well you can just guess how messy it all gets. For the most part this is quite a pithy and earthily written, end-to-end, comedy drama with some engaging performances from these two as well as from Stephanie Hsu’s “Kat” – a soap star with a few secrets to keep – and the occasionally scene-stealing “Dead Eye” (Sabrina Wu) who has many of the best lines as the story unfolds and the adopted “Audrey” seeks out her birth mother. It’s the latter stages of the film that rather let this down. It can’t resist a wallow in cheesy sentiment and the pace drops off a cliff for the last twenty minutes which is a shame. Still, it’s a genuinely entertaining film that puts four quite plausible friends through drinking games, plenty of adult fun and games – with an entire basketball team; and makes some decent attempts at characterisation. I really quite enjoyed it.
Bawdy, raunchy humor generally isn’t my style, but, when it’s done with wit, creativity and no-holds-barred originality, it gets my attention quickly, which this filmmaking debut from writer- director Adele Lim captures from the very first line of the picture (and never lets go thereafter). This rapid-fire screwball comedy follows the exploits of four young Asian women (Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Sabrina Wu, Stephanie Hsu) on an outlandish road trip through China that steadily deteriorates but routinely places them in a host of raucously hilarious, debauchery-riddled situations. In doing so, the film steadily serves up huge laughs in a story that’s accurately being billed as a release unlike anything that moviegoers have seen before. While it’s true that the narrative stretches credibility a bit at times and the film has its share of predictable and sweet but sappy moments, those minor faults are vastly overshadowed by its many strengths, including its fine ensemble cast, balanced pacing, and vibrant, colorful, superbly crafted production design. Because of the nature of the humor, however, sensitive viewers may want to skip this one (though it’s truly hard not to laugh, no matter how conservative one’s views might be). “Joy Ride” may not have received much fanfare or pre-release publicity, but it’s one of the funniest comedies to come along in quite some time, and it’s handily one of the best offerings of what has thus far been an otherwise-stunningly disappointing summer movie season. Indeed, get ready to seriously laugh your ass off with this one.
A not so funny comedy movie. At first I had high expectation but the script and some dialog are just weird and low class. Some of the characters are just stupid and unnecessary. Some of the acting was not that professional and ameture. I couldn’t believe they even shot in China, Korea and even in Paris with such budget?
I was happy to see another movie with Asian as main casts. But I wish they find a better script or storyline to showcase their acting skill. The content of this movie is just not solid and some of the supporting casts are just not ready for the Hollywood movies. Kind of disappointed.
Crass does not mean funny
Where to begin on how this is the worst movie in recent memory. The script basically consists of rotating between balls and the F-bomb. Throw in ninety minutes of reverse racism and Abra Cadabra, you have a modern Hollywood film. How genius that you don’t even have to write a plot or make people laugh at your pathetic jokes. If you huff paint, if you eat paint chips, or if you are one of these fifty year old children still rebelling against your parents, this movie would be ideal for you. If toilet humor showcased by a handful of two bit actors is how you want to portray your culture. Well then, best of luck.
Original Language en
Director Adele Lim
Writer Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Teresa Hsiao, Adele Lim
Actors Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu
Country United Kingdom, United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio N/A
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A