The first major Hollywood film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years, about time! Crazy Rich Asians is a wildly entertaining, refreshing take on the Rom-Com.
A smash hit in the US, Kevin Kwan’s novel is here on the big screen; and everywhere else. It’s gone box office crazy with all its extravagance, glamour and wit. Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) a Chinese-American academic, is to accompany her boyfriend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Little does she know, Nick’s family are one of the wealthiest in Singapore. So wealthy that spending $1.2m on earrings is just another day. Scrutinised by Singaporean socialites who aren’t keen to lose their chance with Society’s most eligible bachelor, Rachel is bitched in the golddigger dept. Even more formidable is Nick’s mother Eleanor (Michelle Yeoh) who steals it with her steel. Rachel is a subversive rom-com heroine, she does not need saving. Intelligent and grounded, she navigates Nick’s world with a quiet confidence, following advice from her hilarious friend Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina). It’s a win for representation, and great fun. (research Rachel Williams) “A bouncy castle of a film - with tourist brochure glare” (ST Culture) So come and bounce.