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Better Luck Tomorrow
Directed by Justin Lin • 2002 • United States
Starring Parry Shen, Jason Tobin, Sung Kang
Future FAST & FURIOUS franchise helmer Justin Lin got his big break with this acclaimed indie in which a group of overachieving Asian American high school students seek release from the pressures of perfection by descending into a life of increasingly serious crime. Knowingly subverting the “model minority” stereotypes, this brash, darkly comic thrill ride gives an almost entirely Asian American cast—including Sung Kang and John Cho—a chance to shine in complex roles.