Joey Ride continues a very positive trend in R-rated comedies with his Rotten Tomatoes score. The film, which was released in theaters on July 7, was directed by Adele Lim and starred Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, and Sabrina Wu. It follows Audrey Sullivan (Park) as she takes her friends on a road trip across China to try to find her biological mother, having a series of brazen adventures along the way.
Joy Ride 2023 has already received a positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes when it was shown. Now even more reviews have been added, currently at 131, the film is officially 91% Certified Fresh. It shows the power of the rare R-rated modern comedy, which hits theaters after Jennifer Lawrence’s No Hard Feelings (which has a 70% rating on Rotten Tomatoes) has already grossed more than $50 million worldwide on June 23. It is having a wonderful summer. First entry.
Joey Ride’s Rotten Tomatoes score is a big hit for an R-rated comedy hit in the era of PG-13 blockbusters. However, it is also a great achievement for the young artist. With the exception of Woo, who is making his film debut in Joy Ride, each star has so far only appeared in films that have become Certified Fresh (among previous titles that have received an official rating on Rotten Tomatoes ).
Hsu is perhaps the most prominent, as it comes on the heels of an Oscar nomination for the acclaimed Best Picture Everything Everywhere All at Once. However, she was also part of the cast of Shang-Chi, the Marvel Cinematic Universe title providing her with the first of three consecutive certified fresh films. Both Park and Kola have Certified Fresh titles on their resumes, due to their roles in Mr. Malcolm List and Turning Red, respectively.
All four stars will benefit greatly from the critical success of Joy Ride. However, its commercial success is not guaranteed, as the film will rank below Insidious: The Red Door and Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny by the end of its opening weekend. However, word of mouth and this incredible score could work wonders in the coming weeks.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes