Broadway alums Ashley Park and 2023 Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu co-star in Joy Ride, a new raunchy film comedy, and the critics are weighing in. The film premiered at SXSW and is set to hit movie theatres June 23.
Directed by Adele Lim, the comedy follows four unlikely friends who find themselves on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure when Audrey's (Park) business trip falls apart. When her childhood best friend Lolo (Sherry Cola), college friend turned Chinese soap star Kat (Hsu), and Lolo's eccentric cousin Deadeye (Sabrina Wu) join her on the road, things quickly go off the rails in an explicit exploration of identity, self-discovery, and the bonding power of friendship.
Watch a trailer for the film here.
Read the reviews here.
The Hollywood Reporter (Lovia Gyarkye)
The Playlist (Matthew Monagle) *
Slash Film (Rafael Motamayor) *
Austin American-Statesman (Eric Webb) *
The Austin Chronicle (Marjorie Baumgarten)
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Joy Ride features a screenplay by Crazy Rich Asians co-writers Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao and is produced by Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, and Josh Fagen.
In addition to Park, Cola, Hsu, and Wu, the film stars Ronny Chieng (Crazy Rich Asians), Desmond Chiam (The Falcon and the Winter Soldier), Alexander Hodge (Insecure), and Chris Pang (Crazy Rich Asians).