Four Friends. One Trip. No Luck.
Raunchy road trip comedy Joy Ride, starring Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu and Sabrina Wu, gets a Red Band trailer, a world premiere tonight at the SXSW Festival and a July 7th release date.
We’re fully leaning into a side of Asian-ness the world doesn’t usually get to see… the messy, R-rated, thirsty AF side. — Director Adele Lim.
When Audrey’s (Ashley Park) business trip to Asia goes sideways, she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Oscar nominee Stephanie Hsu), 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.
Joy Ride (formerly JFC aka Joy F**k Club) filmed in B.C. in the Fall of 2021:
Director: Adele Lim.
Cast: Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wu, Ronny Chieng, Desmond Chiam, Alexander Hodge, Chris Pang.
Writers: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiao.
Producers: Lionsgate’s Meredith Wieck and Chisom Ude; Point Grey Pictures’s Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver and Josh Fagen, Adele Lim, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Teresa Hsiao.
Filming in BC:
Ashley Park set chair on Day One of production in B.C.
Stephen Hsu as a Chinese soap opera diva in Joy Ride, filmed in Vancouver’s Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden:
The Garden was so happy to be the filming location of Joy Ride! https://t.co/n5kcRuYZfP— Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden (@vangarden) March 17, 2023
Joy Ride memorably leaned into its raunchiness with a Hard R makeover of the Fletcher Park playground slide in Maple Ridge..
Not sure what movie this is going to be in, but I’d probably see it… #bcfilm @yvrshoots pic.twitter.com/QMHBo0cgRG— Scott Stewart (@scottastewart71) October 7, 2021
Joy Ride wrapped filming in Vancouver in November 2021.
In theatres July 7th.