Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

By Jon M. Chu

  • Genre: Romance
  • Release Date: 2018-08-15
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 0min
  • Director: Jon M. Chu
  • iTunes Price: USD 19.99

Description

"Crazy Rich Asians” follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country’s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

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Reviews

  • Amazing! Just not like the book.

    5
    By Serada Kofna
    The film is amazing, with great cinematography, acting, and music, and I loved the moments of contrast between Asian Americans and Asians. So refreshing to watch! But if you're hoping for a direct adaptation of the book, it's not quite there. Several of the characters were tweaked slightly, and the final act unfolds somewhat differently, but it actually works so much better for the movie format. The book's ending still is fantastic, but some stories can't be adapted directly to film.
  • Good but not great

    3
    By The 101st Dalmaition
    I will watch it again and again because I like a good romantic comedy. But there were parts that seemed over the top corny (like the scene towards the end on the plane). Loved the wedding scene! Beautiful scenery! Definitely a chick movie.
  • Great - But where are the Spanish subtitles?

    5
    By anon7899
    There are translations into a dozen or so languages, but no Spanish.
  • Drivel

    1
    By Pumpkins68
    Another film to separate us and build on stereotypes. Great.
  • ok

    3
    By Dog123456
    I don’t get it. Rather than funny, was more about rich people being snobby and obnoxious.
  • Way overrated

    3
    By Eschenbach2017
    Over hyped soap opera. Not very funny. Rent or skip.
  • Descent

    2
    By Herbert the best
    It was alright but kind of felt like any character could of been replaced by someone else.
  • One of my favorite movies ever!!!!!!!

    5
    By cacaspaniel
    Watched this in theatre and it was amazing, authentic, funny and had great music, definitely recommend!
  • Yassss

    5
    By BTS KN KS MY JH PJ KT JJ
    Defiantly a movie for us Asians. So happy when it came out. 💜🇵🇭
  • Perfect for what it sets out to be, and best romantic comedy in over a decade

    5
    By Blinkuldhc 1
    It’s sweet, emotional, and it really shines a light on one tiny aspect of asian culture; this is NOT meant to be a film about Asians or Asian Americans, but about, well Crazy Rich Asians...which is why I don’t get the criticism (it’s not called “Love in Singapore” so I don’t see why it’s flawed for “omitting” many things about Singapore). Just like the Wolf of Wall Street doesn’t represent all of NY in any era or all of finance, CRA doesn’t represent all Asians or Asian countries. Anyway, the story itself is probably a B+ (comfortably formulaic, it’s a romantic comedy after all) but the overall film gets an A for the production value, the costumes and makeup, the editing, the soundtrack (which had me crying), the acting (Michele Yeoh could be a dark horse candidate for Best Supporting Actress), and of course, the Asian representation. Hard to believe that it had been over 25 years since the last all-Asian major studio film.

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