Crazy Rich Asians

Comedy/Romance; PG-13; 120 m.  Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick’s family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention 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 on Nick’s arm puts a target on Rachel’s back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick’s own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can’t buy love, it can definitely complicate things.

Crazy Rich Asians is based on the 2013 Kevin Kwan best-selling novel of the same name, which was followed by the author’s Crazy Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.

 

“It’s a reinvented romantic comedy, sassy and fun, that doesn’t necessarily rely on obvious tropes and is worth the wait.” – Danny You, TIME OUT

“It’s breezy and hilarious yet offers enough heartfelt gravitas to give the feel-good date movie needed emotional heft.” – Brian Truitt, USA TODAY

“The two leads, Wu and Golding, are charming and genuine, and the supporting performers around them keep the whole mad story spinning—this thing is never boring.” – Stephanie Zacharek, TIME

 

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