Crazy Rich Asians

The only thing crazier than love is family
The only thing crazier than love is family


D: Jon M. Cho

Warner Bros/SK Global/Starlight Culture/Color Force/Electric Somewhere/Ivanhoe (Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson & John Penotti)

USA 🇺🇸 2018

121 mins


W: Peter Chiarelli & Adele Lim [based on the novel by Kevin Kwan{

DP: Vanja Cernjul

Ed: Myron Kerstein

Mus: Brian Tyler

Constance Wu (Rachel Chu), Henry Golding (Nicholas Young), Michelle Yeoh (Eleanor Sun-Young), Gemma Chan (Astrid Leong-Teo), Ken Jeong (Goh Wye Mun)

With Hollywood championing diversity and inclusion in 2018 and the years building up to it, Crazy Rich Asians was probably released at the perfect time for optimum box office success.

Adapted from the novel by Kevin Kwan, it's pretty much the same plot you've seen in umpteen rom-coms before, though this has the novelty of having an all-oriental cast.

The plot follows a Chinese-American woman who travels to the Far East to meet her boyfriend's family and discovers that they are amongst the wealthiest people in Singapore.

Though I can appreciate seeing a familiar story from a different cultural perspective, stories like this really bore me. The characters are just too superficial and materialistic and there's no real lesson to be learned.

It might be appreciated by those who think the best things in life are whatever you post on your Instagram page, but for me, it just wasn't catered for my taste at all.


Crazy Rich Asians
Crazy Rich Asians