Crazy Rich Asians – 2018
Rachel Chu is happy to accompany her longtime boyfriend, Nick, to his best friend’s wedding in Singapore. She’s also surprised to learn that Nick’s family is extremely wealthy and he’s considered one of the country’s most eligible bachelors. Thrust into the spotlight, Rachel must now contend with jealous socialites, quirky relatives and something far, far worse — Nick’s disapproving mother. (Adapted from Google synopsis).
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Bechdel test: pass
Conclusion – Personal thoughts and recommendations
Okay, I applaud these guys for such an original concept but I guess I’d have to aim my admiration towards the author of the novel this is original based on. This movie explored a concept many people in the film industry never attempted as many could never relate to the isolation of immigration as expressed so perfectly through Rachel’s Chinese-American perspective.
I would recommend this to anyone who has experienced the lavishes of Singapore or for anyone struggling with the same issues expressed in this film. But then again, I who experienced neither of the above, still enjoyed this movie and have thus ordered the book.
To conclude, a good thing to keep in mind is this is an adaption of a novel which I have heard great things about so if you are interested, give it a read!
If you choose to see it, enjoy! And comment your opinion on the film in the comments!