Joy Ride 2023 Movie Review
The entire review could just be hey this movie is freaking funny and you should go see it. You don’t have to read on. It hits straight out of the park and after the snooze fest movie I was watching before this it woke me up. Definitely has the hangover vibes and it’s littered with unforgettable scenes.
It’s a really fun sound track too, people were vibing and laughing in the cinema, definitely a movie you can watch on a Friday night with friends. On a side note it feels good to know enough Chinese to not need the subtitles. Also, i studied in Beijing for 5 years and this is the most chinese people I’ve seen speak English. The cast was great, like they were made for their roles and it looked like they had fun making it. It really is a joy ride, a chaotic international road trip adventure.
This is the funniest movie I’ve seen in a while, also probably the best movie I’ve seen in general too since everything everywhere all at once. Of course that’s a high bar but this is if that, the hangover and crazy rich Asians had a daughter. Everybody at the theater seemed to be enjoying it, it really makes use of it’s R rating so if you’re prude or pious then it won’t be for you. The story’s amazing, I wasn’t even expecting a plot twist; there’s actually more to the story than just jokes even though it’s littered with them. Story about friendship and family and finding yourself and avoiding drug dealers on trains. There’s a lot of debauchery but it’s beyond that and it’s a beautiful touching story once the funny business is put aside. The first two thirds of the movie is mainly comedy so the emotional stuff almost hits you as a surprise.
I think the end was a little predictable and parts of the third act felt a little dragged out, just a tiny bit. The first half of the movie made me hope they make sequels, but the second half closed off the stories perfectly and I think they should just keep it a one off. The cast has talked about sequel though and I’ll still be excited for it nevertheless. I definitely highly recommend you watch this, in a crowded theater if you can.