Crazy Rich Asians
This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.
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Crazy Rich Asians is a great romance film with wit and charm.
"The representation is just a bonus."
Growing up, I never really got to see people who looked like me in movie theaters or on television screens. All the Asian representation I got was either in the form of nerdy guys you’d roll your eyes at, or timid girls that didn’t have any personality besides being submissive and shy.
"Crazy Rich Asians stands out."
Watching this movie was not just about enjoyment - although that is usually my primary reason for watching any movie. I wanted to see this movie ever since production began because as an Afro-Filipinx, it is difficult enough to see Black people in film and television let alone Asians. When represented, Asians are usually reduced to stereotypes or are pushed to the side. Asians don't make up a great deal of Hollywood leads and when they do the roles are not that diverse in nature - maybe we'll play an alien, or a gangster, or a martial artist. It's been awhile since I have seen a film with Asians falling in love and when I did see films like that it definitely wasn't filmed for an American audience.
"If you like romance, family drama, and fantasizing about a life of luxury, this is the movie for you."
I’m going to get in trouble with book clubs around the globe for saying this, but when it comes to Crazy Rich Asians, I liked the movie better than the book. That’s not to say that I didn’t like the book, because I adored it. The movie is just that good.
“I couldn’t have asked for more.”
All around a very fun movie that I had next to no issues with. — stellar cast and wonderful performances from everyone, specifically the main women who were PHENOMENAL. — beautiful set and cinematography. — even funnier than I expected it to be. Though it followed the common romcom tropes, it did so in a way that was both breathtaking and touching. I hope they make more.
"Fun comedy that offers some of the best laughs of the summer."
Hollywood comedies seem to be in the decline over the past few years. Fortunately, bright spots like Crazy Rich Asians come out. Solid cast and fun set pieces make for one of the better movies of the summer.
"The movie is well made"
It hits all the tropes of a rom-com well. The diverse cast and its importance in a big budget film though doesn't make up for the lack of a strong story. It felt a bit generic and should have been written better. The comedy was gold.
”If you're going to watch a Rom Com…”
…please watch this instead of those crappy Netflix Originals #crossreview #roasted