Review of the movie, “Crazy Rich Asians”

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It was a rainy weekend, perfect for the movies.  My group of family and cousins were torn between half of us who wanted to see Mission Impossible (second time for some and first time for others) and Crazy Rich Asians.  Since I had already seen (and loved) Mission Impossible, I wanted to give Crazy Rich Asians a go.  I hadn’t read the book, so I can’t compare it to the novel.  My sister-in-law, on the other hand, loved the book and was looking forward to the movie.

I was pleasantly surprised throughout the movie.  It was almost flawless in terms of the settings, language(s), and acting!  Constance Wu was terrific in her role of Rachel Chu, an economics professor at NYU, who travels to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s (Nick Young played by the gorgeous Henry Golding) family.  Little does she realize how excessively weatlhy her boyfriend’s family is and how awkward the meeting will be.  Fortunately, she has her old college roommate , who is “new money”, played by rapper Awkwafina (who steals the show), and helps her acclimate to the old money-society of the Young family.

Rachel , as the economist, is a formidable foe to the matriach of the Young family who dislikes Rachel from the start simply due to her background.  The movie delves into the intricacies of family and tradition without a hitch, and yet the writers manage to add in the bonds of love and friendship.  Any viewer will leave the movie feeling satisfied and looking forward to a sequel!

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There is also a trilogy and here are the links to the follow up two novels:

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