Introducing the new comedy “Joy Ride” is all set to give you the laughs!
Joy Ride features four Asian-Americans who have their own unique stories behind their character and took on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure as they slowly unveil discoveries about them.
This new comedy film centers around friendships, bonding, belonging, and wild debauchery, revealing the universal truth of what it means to know, accept, and love who you truly are.
Moreover, the movie gives a chance to showcase Asian-Americans and their everyday struggle as they go through their respective goals in life.
Main actress Ashley Park admitted that, at times, she couldn’t believe that she was actually playing the central character of a big Hollywood movie.
“I’ve grown up loving these kinds of comedies,” she said. “But I never just saw myself. I think, at one point, someone was like, ‘Oh, is this a dream come true?’ And I was like, I didn’t even know this was a dream I had access to.”
“To be a protagonist, the lead of your own story, feels like you get to be a full person, and have a full arc of a story.” she added.
Meanwhile, Sherry Cola, who also stars in the film, gleefully celebrates Asian joy, emphasizing that it was a hard-won victory and a milestone.
“Society has always brainwashed us into thinking that we’re not worthy of telling our stories,” she said. “The more we stay true to where we come from and preach our culture, the more that actually works in our favor.”
“The ability to adapt with things that are moving fast, I think that’s also the resilience of Asian women. We have to just figure it out. We have to survive.” she added.
The comedy film features Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The film is directed by “Crazy Rich Asians” co-writer Adele Lim, and co-produced by Seth Rogen.
Joy Ride had its world premiere at SXSW on March 17 2023, and was officially released in the United on July 8, 2023 , by Lionsgate Films. – WhatALife!/Val