Crazy Rich Asians, the story of New Yorker Rachel and her trip to Singapore with her boyfriend Nick to meet his family, and attend his best friend’s wedding is a much better film than I expected.
Starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan, Crazy Rich Asians truly exceeded my expectations. Particularly my assumption based on the trailer that it would be anything like the Fifty Shades Of Greyromance and films. I’m therefore happy confirm that the only key similarities between both movies start end with ‘rich guy falls in love with non-rich girl’.
I really liked director Jon M. Chu’s beautiful execution of bestselling Author Kevin Kwan’s story. My favourite scenes include the very first scene at the hotel and the surprise Mahjong game towards the end. Then there’s of course the wedding that got Nick and Rachel to Singapore in the first place. A wedding that may just be my favourite movie wedding of all time, thanks to everything that happens in that scene including Kina Grannis’s version of ‘Can’t Help Falling In Love’.
Seeing all the stunning locations, homes and expensive style were definitely a highlight too, as expected. However, the thing that really made watching Crazy Rich Asians a true pleasure for me is the the humour that came in the ‘crazy’ part of Crazy Rich Asians.
If you haven’t already seen this beautiful movie, make time for all the reasons above and for the romance, of course. The romance!
Constance Wu, Michelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong and Henry Golding are the stars of Crazy Rich Asians, a Jon M. Chu directed comedy based on the novel of the same name by Adele Lim.
The story follows New Yorker Rachel as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend Nick to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Visiting Asia for the first time and nervous about meeting her boyfriend’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life…
In all honesty, I’m mostly interested in this one because I want a glimpse into the ‘Crazy Rich Asian’ lifestyle. I’m also pretty sure that I’ve never watched an English speaking film with what looks like a completely Asian cast. Exciting times.
Today’s trailer has Netflix bringing us a sequel to 2000’s Ang Lee directed 4 time Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Cinematography, Best Original Film and Best Art Direction, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon…
Woo-Ping Yuen, rather than Ang Lee is the director of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny.
With Michelle Yeoh returning as Sword Fighter Yu Shu Lien, I’m certainly hoping for something great.