CinemaCon announced the 2023 film Joy Ride will be given the comedy ensemble of the year award next month, reported Deadline. The raunchy comedy showcases the impressive talents of a predominantly Asian cast and crew.
The directorial debut of Adele Lim who co-wrote Crazy Rich Asians, has been
described by Indiewire as, “the golden standard for progressive, raunchy comedy and the need for more diverse stories being told on screen.”
Lim believes the film is important for women and hopes that they can relate to
the film. She stated in an interview with Movie Times that the script “came from a place of my friends and I am writing from a place of our friendships with crazy stories from our lives, from my friends’ lives… And under all of it… there’s real people and real feelings underneath all of that.”
Stephanie Hsu helms the leading role of the film and adds another impressive performance to her resume following her Oscar-nominated performance in Everything Everywhere All at Once.
The cast also includes Tony award-nominated Ashley Park, Crazy Rich Asians alum Ronny Chieng, with Sherry Cola and Sabrina Wu rounding out the main cast.
With Joy Ride’s producer Seth Rogen in attendance, the film premiered this year at South By Southwest and received high praise from attendees as some twitter users stated following their first look at the film.
“Killer performances across the board, pitch perfect direction, and a touching story at its core.”-
@nikonamerica via twitter
“#JoyRideMovie is the funniest movie I’ve seen EVER? I laughed out loud so many times, I lost count.” – @nancywyuen via twitter
Movieweb.com lists Joy Ride as the 7th most anticipated comedy of the year stating that the must-see film is an “unapologetic, in-your-face adventure comedy.”
Audiences can enjoy this award-winning film in theaters everywhere July 7th.
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