Better Luck Tomorrow is a 2002 crime-drama film directed by Justin Lin. The movie is about Asian American overachievers who become bored with their lives and enter a world of petty crime and material excess. Better Luck Tomorrow introduced Karin Anna Cheung to film audiences and a cast including Parry Shen, Sung Kang, Jason Tobin, Roger Fan, and John Cho.The film was based loosely on the murder of Stuart Tay, a teenager from Tustin, California, by four Sunny Hills High School honor students on December 31, 1992, in nearby Fullerton.
Contains examples of:
- Character Overlap: The character of Han (played by Sung Kang) is the same Han who appears in The Fast and the Furious films, as confirmed in online interviews by both Justin Lin and Sung Kang.
- Deconstruction: Of quite a few stereotypes about Asian-Americans.
- Love Hurts: Or rather love kills.
- Beware the Nice Ones