Purely Joyful Movie!
Good story, Not enough for a whole film
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
The movie really just wants to entertain people.
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.
Went tonight to see it and was surprised how most of the theatre crowd seeing this movie is Asian. And not to judge, many of them were not rich but probably were curious to see how the other half is depicted/capable of living. If a movie is to cross cultural lines it should bring more to the table than the cliches in this movie. It was annoying, pandering and formulaic.
Predictable, horrible wedding ring, and needed more action like the fast and the furious.
I saw "Crazy Rich Asians", starring Constance Wu-Fresh Off the Boat_tv, Eastsiders_tv; Henry Golding-This is his first movie but he was on the Bachelorette_tv this year; Michelle Yeoh-Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, The Mummy:Tomb of the Emperor and Awkwafina-Ocean's Eight, Neighbors 2:Sorority Rising.
This is a better than average rom-com that is based on a book-of the same name-by Kevin Kwan. It is also part of a trilogy, the other two books are called 'China Rich Girlfriend' and 'Rich People Problems'. This is the first western produced film with an exclusively all Asian cast in about 25 years-the last one was 'The Joy Luck Club' if I'm not mistaken. Constance plays a New York teacher that is dating Henry. When Henry gets an invite to a friend's wedding in Singapore, he decides it's time Constance met his family so he invites her along. Awkwafina plays Constance's long time friend that tags along, too, and she is hilarious. When they arrive is when Constance first finds out that he is from a very wealthy family. Michelle plays Henry's stuck-in-tradition mother that does not approve of his choice of girls-she is half American and not a true blooded Chinese girl. There are some cameos of Asian actors that you might recognize. I remember seeing Ken Jeong from the Hangover movies and Ronny Chieng from the Daily Show. There are some music covers, some sung in Chinese. If you like rom-coms, you should enjoy this one.
It's rated "PG-13" for suggestive material and language and has a running time of 2 hours.
I would probably buy it on DVD.