A road trip between the USA and China at the heart of Joy Ride.
A comedy produced by Seth Rogen and starring Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu (recently nominated for an Oscar for Everything Everywhere All at Once ) and Sabrina Wu . The plot revolves around a girl who leaves with her best friend to look for her biological mother in China. Here is the trailer…
Audrey (Ashley Park) is a Chinese girl adopted by a white American family. Since she was a child she has had a fraternal friendship with the irreverent Lolo (Sherry Cola). When Audrey’s business trip to Asia derails, she enlists the help of Lolo, Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned soap opera star in China, and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu). , Lolo’s eccentric cousin. Together they will live an adventure that will cement their bond and reveal a great truth to them: what it means to truly love and know yourself.
Joy Ride is described as an “explicit” story about identity and self-discovery. Directed by debutant Adele Lim , screenwriter of Crazy & Rich . The screenplay is instead the work of Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao ( Awkwafina is Nora from Queens ). Also starring Ronny Chieng ( Crazy & Rich ), Desmond Chiam ( The Falcon and the Winter Soldier ), Alexander Hodge ( Black Lightning ) and Chris Pang ( Crazy & Rich ).