Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1993. Hollywood Pictures. Screenplay by Amy Tan, Ronald Bass, based on the novel by Amy Tan. Cinematography by Amir Mokri. Produced by Ronald Bass, Patrick Markey, Amy Tan, Wayne Wang. Music by Rachel Portman. Production Design by Donald Graham Burt. Costume Design by Lydia Tanji. Film Editing by Maysie Hoy. National Board of Review Awards 1993.
Amy Tan’s bestselling novel of intergenerational Asian women is brought to the big screen with its excellent story intact. A group of young Chinese-American women are in one way or another at a crossroads in their lives, until their mothers come along and tell them stories of their pasts that help guide the future. Excellent acting and beautiful photography highlight the enjoyment of this wonderful drama.