Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians - The GBY

I went to see Crazy Rich Asians at the Entertainment Cinema in Edgartown, MA (Martha’s Vineyard).  It is a cute, older theater with only two screens.  I liked this movie very much.  I didn’t read the book, so I had no idea what I was in for.  I also didn’t miss anything that was left out.  It is just a bit of fluff but totally enjoyable.   Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding) are an adorable couple. Their chemistry is palpable.  I did think the way he brought to meet his family completely unprepared was insensitive, but upon that realization he was contrite.  Eleanor Young (Michelle Yeoh), Nick’s mother, has a cold and forbidding demeanor.  The opening scene truly sets the stage.  Rachel’s college roommate, Peik Lin (Awkwafina)  and Nick’s cousin, Oliver (Nico Santos) add a great deal of comic relief.   The excesses were stunning.  The bachelor/bachelorette parties and the wedding were all ridiculous.  This is the kind of money that changes people and not always for the better as seen with Astrid (Gemma Chan) and her husband, Michael (Pierre Png).  This movie is fun, funny, clean and sweet.   You should see it.

Henry Golding is new to film and has two more films coming out this fall – A Simple Favor & Monsoon.

Our Rating of Crazy Rich Asians

4 Cupcakes - The GBY

Official Trailer

Official Synopsis

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.

 Crazy Rich Asians Q & A

Overview

Principle Cast Constance WuHenry GoldingMichelle Yeoh, Ken Jeong, Awkwafina
Director Jon M. Chu
Screenwriter Peter Chiarelli, Adele Lim, , based on book by Kevin Kwan
Cinematographer Vanja Cernjul
Editor Myron I. Kerstein
 Production Companies SK Global Entertainment, Starlight Culture Entertainment, Color Force, Ivanhoe Pictures, Electric Somewhere
Run Time 120 minutes
Genre Comedy, Romance
Premier August 7, 2018 – Los Angeles

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