Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Gemma Chan
Director: Jon M. Chu
Runtime: 2 hours
Based on the Novel by Kevin Kwan
Comedy | Romance | 2018
Crazy Rich Asians is just as you’d expect it to be. A romantic comedy with the typical ups and downs, falling outs, and falling back in love. I can see why this film was spawn of a global best selling novel because it has a good story and direction that I can expect from a novel. I thought this movie was pretty good and pretty entertaining. Constance Wu plays the main character, Rachel, who has fallen in love with Nick in her home city of NYC. When Nick’s friend announces his wedding, the two fly to Singapore for the occasion where Rachel is meeting his family. Alas, he neglects to tell her that his family is Crazy Rich.
As Rachel is purposely neglected by the family and treated like garbage, the story reflects on itself into a typical romance of this sort. I will say there are some funny parts, but it’s more of a drama in my mind. The “comedy” would have to be from Rachel’s friend (played by Awkwafina), Rachel’s friend’s father (played by Ken Jeong), and some other supporting actors and actresses along the way.
I thought the movie was good and I’ll give it a “Liked It.” If you want a typical romance movie with your loved one then this movie is for you. It’s full of growing love and small tidbits of comedy to keep it just that much interesting. (3.5/5).
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