7:30 PM, 27th July, 2023
High-powered Asian-American lawyer Audrey (Ashley Park) is preparing to take a business trip to China which, if all goes well, would earn her a major promotion. The only problem is that she doesn’t speak Mandarin as she was adopted as a child by a white family. To help with her translation, Audrey invites her childhood best friend, Lolo (Sherry Cola), to come along. The trip offers them a chance to rekindle their friendship, accompanied by Audrey’s bestie from college (Stephanie Hsu) and Lolo’s eccentric cousin (Sabrina Wu). As the unlikely quartet travel through China meeting new friends and family, they find themselves on a hilarious journey of friendship, belonging and self-discovery – with some no-holds-barred debauchery for good measure.
Following in the footsteps of films like Bridesmaids and The Hangover, Joy Ride offers raunchy comedy with genuine heart and a big step in the right direction for on-screen representation.