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Mothers and Daughters of ‘The Joy Luck Club’ Share Their Immigrant Stories

Based on a novel written by Amy Tan, the 1993 film The Joy Luck Club follows women of four Chinese immigrant families who share their stories about life and hardship. Things don’t come easily to them. (SYJ: 4/5)

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BELLE (2013): Review by Jan

Supposedly based on the real life of a Mulatto woman nicknamed “Belle” who was raised in the English aristocracy around the time of the American Revolution, Belle is in fact a total fraud built up of melodramatic anachronisms and heaving bodices. Almost nothing in this film is true either to the specific life history of […]

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