Better Luck Tomorrow

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(out of 5)


A high school student () with a penchant for perfectionism works hard to achieve nothing but the best in school, then spends his evenings committing petty crime with his friends. The sense of power his little clan gets from these escapades goes to their heads and convinces them that they are powerful enough for more. Pretty soon they find themselves in some deep trouble that they might never get out of. While their situation isn’t exactly a sympathetic one (do I care if upper middle class teenagers turn to crime for fun and then get into trouble?), the story is engaging and the entire cast likeable.  Most of its appeal, though, will be in its featuring a cast of Asian Americans who do not engage in martial arts or Long Duk Dong stereotypes.


USA, 2002

Directed by

Screenplay by , Justin Lin,

Cinematography by

Produced by , , Justin Lin

Music by ,

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by Justin Lin

Film Festivals:  TIFF 2002Sundance 2002


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Independent Spirit Award Nomination
John Cassavetes Award


BetterLuckTomorrow

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