Crazy Rich Asians

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With a terrific cast and a surfeit of visual razzle dazzle, Crazy Rich Asians takes a satisfying step forward for screen representation while deftly drawing inspiration from the classic -- and still effective -- rom-com formula.



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"Crazy Rich Asians" follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.


Constance Wu
as Rachel Chu
Henry Golding
as Nick Young
Michelle Yeoh
as Eleanor Young
Gemma Chan
as Astrid Leong
Lisa Lu
as Ah Ma
as Goh Peik Lin
Harry Shum Jr.
as Charlie Wu
Ken Jeong
as Wye Mun Goh
Sonoya Mizuno
as Araminta Lee
Christopher Pang
as Colin Khoo
Chris Pang
as Colin Khoo
Ronny Chieng
as Eddie Cheng
Jimmy O. Yang
as Bernard Tai
Remi Hii
as Alistair Cheng
Nico Santos
as Oliver T’sien
Jing Lusi
as Amanda Ling
Pierre Png
as Michael Teo
Carmen Soo
as Francesca
Fiona Xie
as Kitty Pong
Victoria Loke
as Fiona Cheng
Janice Koh
as Felicity Young
Amy J. Cheng
as Jacqueline Ling
Koh Chieng Mun
as Neenah Goh
Calvin Wong
as P.T. Goh
Tan Kheng Hua
as Kerry Chu
Selena Tan
as Alix Young
Amanda Evans
as Young Astrid
Peter Hodgson
as Clerk #1
Anders Thage
as Clerk #2
Daniel Jenkins
as Reginald Ormsby
Peter Carroll
as Lord Calthorpe
Deborah Yeo
as First Class Airport Greeter
Jessica Galetti
as Salesgirl
Swee Huat Teo
as Director
Roger Shak
as Eddie's Child 1
Lee Zhi Jian
as Eddie's Child 2
Lee Jun Wen
as Eddie's Child 3
Russell Wong
as Himself
Marcus Mok
as Jeweler
Jerrica Lai
as First Class Flight Attendant
Jasmin Chen
as Herself
Junji Delfino
as Astrid's Maid
Beatrice Chien
as Ling Cheh
Tan En Yu
as Goh Twin Girl #1
Tan En Dong
as Goh Twin Girl #2
Kris Aquino
as Princess Intan
Lucinda Lewis
as Little Girl in Jewelry Store
Susan Wong
as Woman in Coach
Kina Grannis
as Herself
Kevin Kwan
as Texting Author
Stephanie Auyeung
as Texting Gossip Girl
Ho Yan Xi
as 7 Year Old Ice Kachang Seller
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  • Feb 07, 2019
    Smash hit Crazy Rich Asians relies heavily upon its attractive cast, lavish production, unique setting, laugh-out-loud comedy, and comfortable formula to carry the day. And Iâ(TM)m not kidding about formula. You will know immediately that you have seen this movie before. Just not in this outrageous fashion. The plot centers on a young NYU economics professor. Her boyfriend comes from a powerful family in Singapore and they travel home to attend a family wedding. She discovers that most of her significant otherâ(TM)s relatives are (as the title implies) eccentric and filthy fucking rich. Hijinks ensue. Constance Wu and Henry Golding are a charming and fun couple with intense chemistry. Michelle Yeoh leaves a deep impression on every scene she is in, reflecting both her acting skill and the intimidating effect of her character. The supporting cast is quite amusing, and it should be noted that the last Hollywood production with an all Asian cast was The Joy Luck Club back in 1993. (That film had a decidedly more somber tone. Itâ(TM)s worth a look.) Director Jon M. Chu gives this picture the kind of energy and light touch that it needs. Itâ(TM)s a damn good choice for rental or streaming. Fun fact. This movie outperformed expectations domestically. It outright bombed in China. Apparently, their audiences tend to prefer over-the-top Hollywood blockbusters. For Americans, Crazy Rich Asians was charming and exotic. For Chinese audiences, it was Tuesday. Food for thought.
    Joshua S Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2019
    Crazy Rich Asians is not really my type of movie, I don't go in much for romcoms, and I don't think I'm fully on board with some of the messages it's trying to put out there. But I can appreciate that it's very well made, culturally very important, and even kind of endearing.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2018
    Here is a typical rom-com of the 1930s type (you know, the Great Depression, when everybody dreamed that being rich was the answer to life's difficulties, and the movies reflected that) in that a poor ingenue outsider faces considerable obstacles of the familial variety when she dares to aspire to marry the rich favorite son. So overdone, so familiar, as to be of the go-to-sleep-with- the-teevee-still-on variety. But that's merely the opening premise. Beyond is an intricately designed cultural assault, no less, in a cinematic bid for Asian inclusion and equality that implements your familiarity with those motifs to make its point. There's simply too much to list and so I'll only note that the romantic lead attempts a Cary Grant impersonation - shamelessly. Heading this assault is the indomitable Michelle Yeoh (who I love, and so enough about that!) as the hard-nosed matriarch. But, back to the film: pretty good.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2018
    For all the hype and all the talk of it being a landmark film, Crazy Rich Asians is, at its core, a pretty good romantic comedy. Nothing more, nothing less. Not to take anything away from it, the cultural significance of such a successful film with an entirely Asian cast is damned noteworthy. But Iâ(TM)m not here to talk about that, Iâ(TM)m here to talk about the film as a film, and as a film itâ(TM)sâ¦itâ(TM)s good! Not great, but good. Thereâ(TM)s nothing really in the movie that I found laugh-out-loud funny (with the exception of Awkwafina), but there were a lot of chuckles, and it was consistently charming. The two different world story is familiar, but the cultural angle gives it a new spin. My one nitpick is I wasnâ(TM)t as crazy about all the glamorization of the rich lifestyle. Thereâ(TM)s a couple lines about it being his families money, and he would throw it all away for her, but for the most part a lot of it feels like an excuse for beautiful imagery. And sure, the imagery is beautiful, but it felt a little like an empty gimmick to me. Still, the film is a nice feel good movie that I did enjoy. It goes by at a breezy pace, and is just a nice experience. For how many garbage romantic comedies are out there, itâ(TM)s nice to see one that while it may not be great, is at least good..
    Michael M Super Reviewer

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