MOVIE REVIEW: CRAZY RICH ASIANS

Crazy Rich Asians follows New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and her boyfrend Nick Young (Henry Golding) to his best friend's wedding but he didn't tell her he is crazy rich wealthy and one of the country's hottest bachlors. She has to deal with jealous socialites and an unapproving mother and for the ride we come along to laugh delightfully. This one is funny. You will enjoy it.
This PG 13 romantic comedy, directed by Jon. M Chu and written by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim, is based on the international bestseller by Kevin Kwan. It's the first Asian-American focused studio film in 25 years and more versions are on the way. The second has already been green lit after its massive success.  It has hilarious moments and great casting. All actors mastered the nuances perfectly to make each of their roles stand out.
The first hour is truly great and a fun escape to the theater. Nothing really amazing but it works so effortlessly in all its parts, as the characters are well flushed out and acting well executed. It's a romantic almost slapatick comedy that you will be surprised as how much you actually find yourself laughing. The visual display of the sets is a feast for the eyes and the backdrop of Singapore adds a lot.
The backstory of how it was distributed is worth mentioning. Netflix wanted it badly. Offered big big money, a trilogy  and full artistic freedom. Wow, that was too good to be true. But Warner Bros won out as it has big screens and ended up outbidding all others.
The shoot began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in April 2017, then it was onto the more costly filmmaking setting of Singapore for the last three weeks. The cast is diversified, coming from the US, England, Australia, the Philippenes, Singapore and Malaysia. Crazy Rich Asians is crazy fun. Make sure to see it.

 

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