Joy Ride (2023)
Audrey and Lolo, two childhood best friends, set out on a journey across China to find Audrey’s birth mother. They are joined by Audrey’s former roommate Kat and Lolo’s cousin Deadeye. Along the way, they encounter a variety of challenges, including a psychotic truck driver who is determined to kill them. The friends must use all of their ingenuity and resources to survive and find Audrey’s birth mother.
The ploy of the film is to create a sense of suspense and danger for the audience. The psychotic truck driver is a constant threat to the friends, and the audience is never sure when he will strike. This creates a sense of tension and excitement for the viewer.
The film also explores themes of friendship, family, and self-discovery. The friends must learn to rely on each other in order to survive their journey. They also learn more about themselves and their families along the way.
Joy Ride is a fun and exciting film that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a great choice for a night out with friends or family.
Concerns: Violence, language, and some sexual content
Runtime: 1hr 32min
Original Language: English, some Chinese and Korean
Release Date (US Theaters): July 7, 2023
Ashley Park as Audrey
Sherry Cola as Lolo
Stephanie Hsu as Kat
Sabrina Wu as Deadeye
Lori Tan Chinn
David Denman as Audrey’s adoptive father
Annie Mumolo as Audrey’s adoptive mother
Desmond Chiam as Clarence
Alexander Hodge as Todd
Production & Crew
Distributor: Lionsgate Films
Production Co: Lionsgate, Point Grey Pictures Inc.
Director(s): Adele Lim
Producer(s): Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Josh Fagen, Evan Goldberg, Teresa Hsiao, Adele Lim, Seth Rogen, James Weaver
Writer(s): Adele Lim, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Teresa Hsiao