Joy Ride looks surprising, raunchy, and hilarious and hopefully the beginning of a new age of R-Rated comedy.
Lionsgate Pictures and Point Grey Productions, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s production company, are bringing the world a new R-Rated comedy this summer. On July 7, the world will get to watch Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wu journey across Asia in a drug-fueled, sex-filled, laugh-inducing transasiatic journey about identity, friends, and family. The film is helmed by Adele Lim, who co-wrote Crazy Rich Asians and Raya and the Last Dragon. Lim co-wrote the story with Cherry Chevapravatdumrong and Teresa Hsiaao who are veteran writers in boundary-breaking comedies. See the magic of their collaboration in the trailers.
Joy Ride Red Band Trailer
The red band trailer starts with a bang! An ignorant child is punched in the face for making a racist comment and it only gets better from there. Ashley Park plays Audrey, whose Asia trip goes sideways, so she enlists the aid of Lolo (Sherry Cola), her irreverent, childhood best friend who also happens to be a hot mess; Kat (Stephanie Hsu), her college friend turned Chinese soap star; and Deadeye (Sabrina Wu), Lolo’s eccentric cousin. What ensues is a raunchy, debaucherous adventure that has the world all a buzz across social media.
Joy Ride Green Band Trailer
What is most surprising is that even though the green band trailer is a bit toned down, but also still NSFW. It focuses a bit more on the story and less on the shock value. However, it still full of a lot of shock and kind of has more of a rhythm than the Red Band trailer. However, it only works so well knowing what is in the Red Band trailer. Hopefully, someone takes the time to edit the two together to create one epic trailer. But trying to edit with embedded music is too much work for me.
Regardless of which trailer you watched, or if you watched both, the promise of a great time at the movie theater is being threatened to all (who are old enough to attend an R-Rated movie).
Joy Ride releases in theaters on July 7, 2023.
About Joy Ride
Release Date: July 7, 2023
Directed by: Adele Lim
Screenplay By: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong & Teresa Hsiao
Story By: Cherry Chevapravatdumrong & Teresa Hsiao & Adele Lim
Producers: Seth Rogen, p.g.a., Evan Goldberg, p.g.a., James Weaver, p.g.a., Josh Fagen, p.g.a., Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, p.g.a., Teresa Hsiao, p.g.a, Adele Lim, p.g.a.
Produced By: Point Grey, Red Mysterious Hippo
Distributed By: Lionsgate
Cast: Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wu, Ronny Chieng, Lori Tan Chinn, David Denman, Annie Mumolo, Desmond Chiam, Alexander Hodge, Chris Pang
From the producers of Neighbors and the co-screenwriter of Crazy Rich Asians, JOY RIDE stars Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Oscar® nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. The hilarious and unapologetically explicit story of identity and self-discovery centers on four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime international adventure. 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 (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.
What do you think of Joy Ride? Do you feel bad for the kid who got punched and kicked by the other kid on the swings? Anyone else looking for their Bop-It all of a sudden? Let us know what you think and expect on social media!