Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
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How wonderful it is to see this fine actress carry a film and carry it so beautifully.
Fun premise, good actors, bad writing. This film seemed to have potential at the beginning but it quickly devolves into a trite action film. Ultimately it's very boring.
The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners.
The film may be flawed, but its message is not.
This movie had the perfect combination of romance and comedy. The underlying theme is what any and every person can relate to. There were moments of laughter, tears, and empathy. The all-Asian cast was wonderful and have changed this Hollywood forever. I recommend going to see this movie and going to see it again.
Growing up asian, I have always had to stretch my imagination in trying to associate with lead characters. In this movie, it just felt so good to dream big. For people who are dissapointed, it is more than fine. Most people have a sea of American Cinema to swim in, but for Asian-Americans it is a proverbial desert. How this movie differs from other films surrounding Asians like Joy Luck Club, is that this is a fun movie with romantic and heartfelt leads that just happen to be Asian. And that's the point!!! For the first time in American Cinema, we don't have to associate with people who look completely different. This is a movie you can walk out of feeling proud and being excited about how others who are not Asian may see you. I imagine this is how many Italian-Americans felt after seeing Rocky for the first time. It may seem similar to so many rom-coms but it is important to share with other readers that this movie means so very much to me. The acting was wonderful, the dialogue was funny and sincere, and while the film is less about Chinese/Singaporian culture (see Joy Luck Club), it portrays Asians in a playful, sexy, and humorous way. This is not the Asian Black Panther, but I get the comparison. While Black Panther is a movie that so many kids need to diversify their ideas of what a hero looks like; Crazy Rich Asians is a movie that asians can take a date of any persuasion and feel good about.I am giving this movie exactly the number of stars it deserves. Rating this movie within the world of romantic comedies makes this movie a 10. It's value to many minorities out there is priceless.
Good time at this movie. It's nice to see a new focus and not more of the same faces.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS is an enjoyable, fish out of water tale for the hopeless romantic. The leads, Constance Wu & Henry Golding, have good chemistry & make a believably cute couple. The jokes are funny, but few real belly laughs. This movie's strengths are its fun music and gorgeous locales. Mandarin covers of Popular songs, like Madonna's Material Girl & Coldplay's Yellow, provide a playful soundtrack, while simultaneously reminding you how far from Kansas you've traveled. From Hong Kong, to Malaysia, to Singapore, Crazy Rich Asians gives you a Crazy Rich tour of Asia's prettiest locations, and utmost decadence. You'll leave feeling entertained, yet wishing you'd applied yourself more in college. Stay for the Mid-Credits scene. I give this rom-com an "I Chu Chu Chuse You" rating #CrazyRichAsians #RatedPG13 #GioseesMovies