Joy Ride | Additional Films and Guests

  • IU Cinema
  • June 21, 2024
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-2463
  • 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Free but Ticketed

This hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery follows four friends on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. When Audrey's (Ashley Park, Emily in Paris) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola, Shortcomings), her wild childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu, Everything Everywhere All At Once), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo's eccentric cousin. Their no-holds-barred, epic experience becomes a journey of bonding, friendship, belonging, and wild debauchery that reveals the universal truth of what it means to know and love who you are. [95 min; comedy; English, Mandarin with English subtitles]

This screening is presented by Console-ing Passions Conference 2024.

"With so much to say and a supremely talented cast embodying lovable and multi-dimensional characters, a sequel is a no-brainer. Joy Ride is easily the golden standard for progressive, raunchy comedy and the need for more diverse stories." — Marisa Mirabal, IndieWire

"Hsu and Cola balance the mania well against Park’s straight woman sincerity, but it’s Wu, a rising star on the standup scene, who serves as Joy Ride’s surprise MVP." — Clarisse Loughrey, Independent (UK)

"Joy Ride could easily have felt like a series of increasingly outrageous skits but, thanks to the chemistry between its leads and the tonal confidence of first-time director Adele Lim, it ultimately lands as a raucously authentic comedy." — Nikki Baughan, Screen Daily

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Joy Ride | Additional Films and Guests