Crazy Rich Asians

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With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.

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Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. She's also surprised to learn that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and he's considered one of the country's most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse -- Nick's disapproving mother.

Cast & Crew

Constance Wu
Rachel Chu
Michelle Yeoh
Eleanor Young
Gemma Chan
Astrid Young Teo
Awkwafina
Peik Lin Goh
Ken Jeong
Wye Mun Goh
Sonoya Mizuno
Araminta Lee
Chris Pang
Colin Khoo
Peter Chiarelli
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Adele Lim
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Tim Coddington
Executive Producer
Kevin Kwan
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Robert Friedland
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Sidney Kimmel
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  • Feb 07, 2019
    Smash hit Crazy Rich Asians relies heavily upon its attractive cast, lavish production, unique setting, laugh-out-loud comedy, and comfortable formula to carry the day. And Ia(TM)m not kidding about formula. You will know immediately that you have seen this movie before. Just not in this outrageous fashion. The plot centers on a young NYU economics professor. Her boyfriend comes from a powerful family in Singapore and they travel home to attend a family wedding. She discovers that most of her significant othera(TM)s relatives are (as the title implies) eccentric and filthy fucking rich. Hijinks ensue. Constance Wu and Henry Golding are a charming and fun couple with intense chemistry. Michelle Yeoh leaves a deep impression on every scene she is in, reflecting both her acting skill and the intimidating effect of her character. The supporting cast is quite amusing, and it should be noted that the last Hollywood production with an all Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club back in 1993. (That film had a decidedly more somber tone. Ita(TM)s worth a look.) Director Jon M. Chu gives this picture the kind of energy and light touch that it needs. Ita(TM)s a damn good choice for rental or streaming. Fun fact. This movie outperformed expectations domestically. It outright bombed in China. Apparently, their audiences tend to prefer over-the-top Hollywood blockbusters. For Americans, Crazy Rich Asians was charming and exotic. For Chinese audiences, it was Tuesday. Food for thought.
    Joshua S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2019
    Crazy Rich Asians is not really my type of movie, I don't go in much for romcoms, and I don't think I'm fully on board with some of the messages it's trying to put out there. But I can appreciate that it's very well made, culturally very important, and even kind of endearing.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Here is a typical rom-com of the 1930s type (you know, the Great Depression, when everybody dreamed that being rich was the answer to life's difficulties, and the movies reflected that) in that a poor ingenue outsider faces considerable obstacles of the familial variety when she dares to aspire to marry the rich favorite son. So overdone, so familiar, as to be of the go-to-sleep-with- the-teevee-still-on variety. But that's merely the opening premise. Beyond is an intricately designed cultural assault, no less, in a cinematic bid for Asian inclusion and equality that implements your familiarity with those motifs to make its point. There's simply too much to list and so I'll only note that the romantic lead attempts a Cary Grant impersonation - shamelessly. Heading this assault is the indomitable Michelle Yeoh (who I love, and so enough about that!) as the hard-nosed matriarch. But, back to the film: pretty good.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2018
    For all the hype and all the talk of it being a landmark film, Crazy Rich Asians is, at its core, a pretty good romantic comedy. Nothing more, nothing less. Not to take anything away from it, the cultural significance of such a successful film with an entirely Asian cast is damned noteworthy. But Ia(TM)m not here to talk about that, Ia(TM)m here to talk about the film as a film, and as a film ita(TM)sa|ita(TM)s good! Not great, but good. Therea(TM)s nothing really in the movie that I found laugh-out-loud funny (with the exception of Awkwafina), but there were a lot of chuckles, and it was consistently charming. The two different world story is familiar, but the cultural angle gives it a new spin. My one nitpick is I wasna(TM)t as crazy about all the glamorization of the rich lifestyle. Therea(TM)s a couple lines about it being his families money, and he would throw it all away for her, but for the most part a lot of it feels like an excuse for beautiful imagery. And sure, the imagery is beautiful, but it felt a little like an empty gimmick to me. Still, the film is a nice feel good movie that I did enjoy. It goes by at a breezy pace, and is just a nice experience. For how many garbage romantic comedies are out there, ita(TM)s nice to see one that while it may not be great, is at least good..
    Michael M Super Reviewer

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