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Starring: Ashley Park, Sherry Cola, Stephanie Hsu, Sabrina Wu, Ronny Chieng, Lori Tan Chinn, David Denman, Annie Mumolo, Desmond Chiam, Alexander Hodge, Chris Pang
Comedy directed by Adele Lim. Joy Ride (2023) follows four unlikely friends who embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure trip to Aisa. When Audrey (Ashley Park) decides to go to Aisa to find her birth mother, 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.
We’ll add the best quotes once the movie is released and we’ve had a chance to watch it, but for now, here’s a small selection.
Joe: Hi, you guys must be new to town, right?
Jenny: New to town, but not new to the country. We just moved from California, which is in America.
Joe: Oh, we just wondered, if you wouldn’t mind, if your daughter played with our daughter?
Mary: Audrey, say hi.
Young Audrey: [to young Lolo] Do you want to play slide?
Boy: Slide’s off limits to ching chongs.
Young Lolo: F*** you!
Young Audrey: [as Lolo punches the boy in the face] Do you want to be best friends?
Lolo: Guess who’s going back to the motherland?
Joe: To our daughter. It’s a big deal, going to your birth country.
Lolo: We used to talk about it all the time when we were little, remember? Grand adventure to find your birth mother.
Audrey: Who needs more parents when I have the two best parents in the world.
Mary: [to Audrey as they hug] So proud of you. Sandwich!
Lolo: [to her parents] White people.
Audrey: Be my translator in Beijing.
Lolo: Audrey, I got you.
Audrey: I talked to Kat. She lives there now.
Lolo: Of course. Actress. Your famous college roommate.
Audrey: [referring to Kat] You know, you both actually have a lot in common. You’re both very sexually…
Audrey: She blew Nick and Joe Jonas.
Lolo: Not Kevin? Not impressed.
Kat: You ready to lose to a celebrity?
Lolo: Deadeye is coming, by the way.
Audrey: Deadeye, your cousin?
Kat: [as Deadeye stares at her] Deadeye? Where did that come from? You know I think I get it.
Lolo: [in Mandarin] Why don’t you eat a d**k? Eat a big or a small one. Whatever you like.
Kat: I am a good girl saving myself for marriage.
Lolo: Are you sure you don’t miss it?
Kat: [referring to Audrey’s birth mother] I called the adoption agency and she lives in Haiqing.
Audrey: Okay, will you guys come with me?
Lolo: F***, yes, b**ch!
Kat: I love a grand adventure.
Audrey: [as they meet Jess on the train] So nice to see an American.
Kat: What do you do for work?
Deadeye: It’s the cops. They’re doing a bag check.
Audrey: Oh, my God! You’re a drug dealer?
Jess: [as she blows cocaine in their faces] You’re drug dealers now, b**ches!
Lolo: What the f***?!
Audrey: Is that a condom?
Lolo: We can’t get caught with drugs in China. We’ll get jailed for life!
Jess: Are you going to plug or are you going to play?
Audrey: Kat, honey, are you good? Did you get the coke bags out?
Kat: Yeah, but only seven, and I think I put in eight.
Lolo: Just push, pull. I mean, twist it!
Kat: It’s not a Bop It. It’s my a**hole!
Audrey: I should have never come to China!
Audrey: People are always thinking that I have this perfect life.
Audrey: I don’t belong anywhere!
Chao: If you do not know where you come from, how do you know who you are?
Audrey: We could still find her.
Kat: Our passports are in my suitcase, that got stolen.
Deadeye: You know who can bypass airport security? K-Pop stars.
Deadeye: [dressed as K-Pop stars] Everyone remember their names?
Deadeye: Lisa Two.
Airport Security: I don’t believe these girls are singers.
Xing Xing: Girls, show them.
Kat: What are we supposed to show?
Deadeye: You’re a fan of Cardi B, right?
Audrey: Yeah. But is she here?