Crazy Rich Asians

An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.

Directed by: Jon M. Chu
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance,
Production Company: Color Force, Ivanhoe Pictures, Warner Bros. Pictures,

Crazy Rich Asians - The only thing crazier than love is family. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 15-08-2018
  • Runtime: 121 Minutes
  • Popularity: 23.45
  • Vote Count: 2,430
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Budget: USD 30,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 237,994,561
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
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Photo Name Character
Constance Wu - Azwaad Movie Database Constance Wu Rachel Chu
Henry Golding - Azwaad Movie Database Henry Golding Nick Young
Michelle Yeoh - Azwaad Movie Database Michelle Yeoh Eleanor Sung-Young
Gemma Chan - Azwaad Movie Database Gemma Chan Astrid Leong-Teo
Lisa Lu - Azwaad Movie Database Lisa Lu Shang Su Yi
Awkwafina - Azwaad Movie Database Awkwafina Goh Peik Lin
Harry Shum Jr. - Azwaad Movie Database Harry Shum Jr. Charlie Wu
Ken Jeong - Azwaad Movie Database Ken Jeong Goh Wye Mun
Sonoya Mizuno - Azwaad Movie Database Sonoya Mizuno Araminta Lee
Chris Pang - Azwaad Movie Database Chris Pang Colin Khoo
Photo Name Department
Nelson Coates-Art Nelson Coates Art (Production Design)
Myron I. Kerstein-Editing Myron I. Kerstein Editing (Editor)
Brian Tyler-Sound Brian Tyler Sound (Original Music Composer)
Mary E. Vogt-Costume & Make-Up Mary E. Vogt Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Brad Simpson-Production Brad Simpson Production (Producer)
Heike Merker-Costume & Make-Up Heike Merker Costume & Make-Up (Makeup Designer)
John Penotti-Production John Penotti Production (Producer)
Jon M. Chu-Directing Jon M. Chu Directing (Director)
Ewen Leslie-Art Ewen Leslie Art (Art Direction)
Vanja Cernjul-Camera Vanja Cernjul Camera (Director of Photography)

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_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. _Final rating:★★½ - Not quite for me, but I definitely get the appeal._

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The Movie Diorama

Crazy Rich Asians expends its expensive mahjong skills to produce a hilarious heartfelt insight into a familial cultural clash. Romantic comedies. The amalgamation of two genres that exercise the very worst tendencies of Hollywood’s mechanical repetitions. Modern romcoms follow the same formulaic narrative structure and embed the same interpretive clichés. Y’know what I’m talking about. Boy and girl fall desperately in love, something/someone comes between them, they fight, break-up and embrace each other again, to the accompaniment of Coldplay or Ed Sheeran, when they realise that “they are the one”. All the same mundane clichés that fail to exert the writing capacity to take those mechanisms and overload them with ferocious energy. Well, Chu’s adaptation of the eponymous best-selling novel battles that. He consumes the cliché-ridden narrative structure of a romcom and transforms it into a cultural depiction of Asian traditions, juxtaposing the values of American immigrants, whilst still bashing the familiar beats of “boy meets girl”. And let me tell you now, this is without a doubt, the best romcom since ‘Bridesmaids’. I loved it! Rachel is invited by her new boyfriend Nick to Singapore to meet his family who are attending a wedding, but without realising Nick’s family is one of the wealthiest, infamous and superficial in the country. Chu tackles several poignant themes and morals within this two hour romantic comedy, whilst retaining a sufficient amount of investable character development and hilarity. Yes, the underlying story between Rachel and Nick is a predictable ordeal, but much like any film within the genre, acts as the backbone for the additional qualities. One of them being the exploration into Asian culture, particularly the continent’s cuisine, highlighting the traditions that contrast with the typical audience member. I cautiously read somewhere, that Crazy Rich Asians was the “whitest romcom featuring a non-white cast”, which is an absolute barbaric statement to form. The predominant cast and crew were all of Asian descent. Just because the film was confounded within the Hollywood system, does not discredit the contents of its insight. Overtly politically correct viewers bumbling about a non-issue. I’m sure ‘Black Panther’ didn’t receive the same criticism from them. Anyway! I digress. The point is, Chu allows the illustration of traditions and values to be accessible for everyone. However it’s not just a cultural clash. Wealth and public image are two contributing factors to the spiky relationship between Rachel and and Nick’s family. Yet neither one of them are viewed as the antagonistic force of the plot. Every character is treated as a delicate human, with sufficient back story and development, to warrant their choices and actions. A sub-plot involving an affair could’ve been a “how dare you!? We’re over!” situation, but Chu manages to present the reasoning of the immoral act and add that subtle layer of empathy. You understand. You feel. You reflect. And there are several poignant moments throughout, like this, that elevate the contextual values that are insightfully divulged. Of course though, Awkwafina provides the majority of laughs, demonstrating the creative humour of writers Chiarelli and Lim whilst showcasing her own excellent comedic timing. Conversely, Wu and Yeoh focus on levelling the comedy with romance and drama respectively. They do so with blinding results. Expressing a variety of emotions, participating in tantalising chemistry and bringing their A-game (their...acting game...). The lavish ‘Great Gatsby’ parties and genuinely beautiful weddings, that performed a rendition of my all-time favourite romantic song “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis “Hound Dog” Presley, nearly brought a tear to my eye with the astounding production design. Minor nuances such as the pop soundtrack, including Coldplay, sung in Mandarin, dumplings being everything and my eternal yearning for marriage, rounded off the rough edges of Crazy Rich Asians smoothly. It is absolutely refreshing to see a high-ticketed American produced romcom have an entirely Asian cast and crew, granting several new opportunities for those involved. It is absurdly reassuring to witness a cliché-ridden and formulaic narrative of the genre be fully exploited in a wonderfully entertaining story that harnesses every angle available. Yet most importantly, it’s a colossal piece of entertainment that can legitimately be enjoyed by everyone. Crazy fun, rich in characters and quintessentially Asian. More please!

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