Film: Better Luck Tomorrow

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.


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