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Better Luck Tomorrow (2003)

Better Luck Tomorrow

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

April 11, 2003

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

98 min.

Production Budget

$0.25 millions

Studio

Paramount Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Justin Lin

Producer

Julie Asato, Ernesto Foronda, Justin Lin

Screenwriter

Justin Lin, Ernesto Foronda, Fabian Marquez

Starring

  • Karin Anna Cheung
  • Parry Shen
  • Jason J. Tobin
  • Sung Kang
  • Roger Fan
  • John Cho
  • Jerry Mathers
  • Aaron Takahashi

Story


Everyone knows a person like Ben - the perfect Asian American high school teen. He's an extremely intelligent perfectionist, an overachiever whose tunnel vision will lead to nothing less than graduating at the top of the class and acceptance to the best Ivy League university.

Ben lives in an upper middle class, conservative L.A. suburb in Southern California. As he struggles to achieve social success in high school, we discover his darker side. Along with two friends, Virgil, a brilliant yet socially inept misfit, and Virgil's cousin Han, a lost soul with more brawn than brains, Ben leads a double life of mischief and petty crimes that alleviate the pressures of perfection..

At the start of his high school freshman year, Ben befriends Daric, the senior valedictorian and another archetypical overachiever and perfectionist. But Daric is somewhat odd. While being the most intelligent student in the class, he also seems to be the most volatile and dangerous. Behind his trusting and benevolent façade lies a lurking secret, a time-bomb ready to explode. With Daric at the helm, this group of misfit teens bands together into a suburban gang..

As their adopted identity grows, Ben and the gang tumble into a downward spiral of excitement, excess, fun and lurking danger. Ben's life careens out of control, into an intoxicating mix of sex, drugs and crime, leading to a surprising end that will leave audiences engrossed, speechless and ultimately disturbed..

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“.."Better Luck Tomorrow" opens smart and closes way over its head..”
by Wesley Morris [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
“..is horrifying, thought provoking and an expertly made film..”
by Dennis Swennumson [EFilmCritic]
“..shallow but mostly accurate comedy..”
by Merle Bertrand [Film Threat, Hollywood's Indie Voice]