Get ready for some razzle-dazzle and a whole lot of heart in the highly anticipated romantic comedy, Crazy Rich Asians.
Based on the hit novel, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) who has the man of her dreams, her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding). When she accompanies him to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore, she discovers that Nick’s family is EXTREMELY rich. Rachel feels like a fish out of water, contending with lavish socialites, interesting family members and Nick’s disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh).
The film is beyond enjoyable. With its decadent setting, lovable storyline and perfect casting, I genuinely don’t think I have smiled so much during a movie.
A lot of the smiling is the result of a standout comedic performance by Awkwafina, who plays Rachel’s zainy friend, Peik Lin. She is hilarious, quirky, and will have you in stitches. If you didn’t know who Awkwafina was before Ocean’s 8, you certainly will now.
However, the film is far more than glitz and glamour. It’s groundbreaking. 2018 has been extremely progressive for diverse filmmaking and Crazy, Rich, Asians is no exception. This is a huge step forward in representation for the Asian community and excels immensely in doing so.
Final Thoughts: Crazy, Rich, Asians is joyous fun that will leave you smiling and your heart singing. You will definitely want to see this again and again!