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"Shortcomings" & "Joy Ride"

Movies 101
Spokane Public Radio

Diversity is a loaded term nowadays, particularly for those in charge of deciding what to teach in school. But it’s been a boon for Hollywood, particularly most recently for fans of Asian culture. On this week’s show, Dan Webster, Nathan Weinbender, and Mary Pat Treuthart will be discussing a pair of films that feature all-Asian casts. One is a blend of rom-com and character study titled Shortcomings, while the other is a Bridesmaids/Girls Trip clone titled Joy Ride.

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