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Better Luck Tomorrow (2003) Movie Information

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Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)
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Overall Rank:

3417

Avg. Rating:

2.79/4

# of Ratings:

26

Genres:

Crime, Drama

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

04/11/2003

Director:

Justin Lin

Actors:

Parry Shen
Jason J. Tobin
Sung Kang
John Cho
Karin Anna Cheung
Roger Fan

 

 

 

 

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  Daniel Corleone
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05/23/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Better Luck Tomorrow review

A film closely based on the Stuart Tay, a teenager from California, by four Sunny Hills High School honor students during the early 90’s. Manibag is a cashier, Virgil is his friend, Han is Virgil’s cousin who digs girls. Ben admires Stephanie and become lab partners. Steve is Stephanie’s boyfriend and Daric is the senior valedictorian and the president of nearly every student club. Ben and his new set of friends perform criminal activities. Only reservations I had were how their names don’t match their ethnicity (ex. Vandergosh and Manibag). Screenplay was well-written, smart and thought-provoking with lines from Ben – “There’s no turning back.” Daric - “Who cares what other people think.” Steve - “You sure have a choice.” “Everyone needs a wake-up call.” and “Breaking the cycle.” ...

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  Franz Patrick
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07/18/2008 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Not Just an "Asian" Movie -- It's About Choices

I thought this film would be more about race than anything else because I don't see a lot of mainstream Asian pictures. I was impressed that race is secondary and the choices the characters make is primary. That way, it managed to avoid tripping over cliches that surely would've made audiences' eyes roll. It definitely reminded me of the people I was around with in high school. Although our lives were not as dramatic as this film, they did certain unwise actions just because they had everything going for them. Essentially, they were so bored with their lives, they just wanted to feel alive. What better way to feel that way than to engage in violence and drugs. Even though this movie had a small budget, it's accurate in its portrayal, which made it all the more haunting. For me, the best s...

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