Crazy Rich Asians is the movie adaptation of a novel by Kevin Kwan with the same tittle. Directed by Jon M. Chu, Crazy Rich Asians is a romantic comedy drama and it stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Gemma Chan, Awkwafina, Nick Santos, Lisa Lu, Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh. It is the first film in modern setting by a major Hollywood studio to feature a majority Asian cast in a long time.
Native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Wu) and Nick Young (Golding) have been dating for a year and Nick insists she meets his family by inviting her to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Rachel is excited about visiting Asia for the first time and meet up with an old friend from Stanford but also nervous about meeting Nick’s family. Unexpectedly, her fears were justified and would soon become a nightmare. Nick had omitted 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 Nick’s girlfriend 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.
The setting and theme of the wedding holds a glamour worth viewing. The movie is a short but appropriate depiction of the novel and a must watch.