Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Jon M Chu (2018)

115min
12A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Constance Wu stars here as a working-class New Yorker who has to contend with tradition and expectation when she learns that her boyfriend (Henry Golding) belongs to one of Singapore's richest families. With a predominantly Asian cast, the film breaks boundaries for a Hollywood production. Moreover, it tells a vibrant, funny comedy of manners that offers a vicarious journey through a life of opulence. Filled to the brim with hilarious, charming characters, this very modern Cinderella story has an excellent villain in Michelle Yeoh, who plays Golding's disapproving mother. The star brings gravitas to the story and becomes the biggest hurdle in the way of the couple and their search for happiness. Crazy Rich Asians may occasionally get carried away in its celebration of all things romantic and expensive. However, it's a polished show stopper that offers all the glitz of a golden era Hollywood spectacle, while also shaking up the well-worn romcom blueprint.

Summary

When New York University professor Rachel Chu heads to Singapore with her boyfriend, Nick Young, she's surprised to learn he's from an extremely wealthy family. The problem is they aren't so approving of her, so she attempts to win them over. Blockbusting comedy based on Kevin Kwan's novel of the same name, starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding.

Cast & Crew

Rachel Chu Constance Wu
Nick Young Henry Golding
Eleanor Young Michelle Yeoh
Astrid Young Teo Gemma Chan
Ah Ma Lisa Lu
Peik Lin Goh Awkwafina
Wye Mun Goh Ken Jeong
Araminta Lee Sonoya Mizuno
Colin Khoo Chris Pang
Director Jon M Chu
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosGuidance: SwearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Sep 2018
Comedy