Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Native New Yorker Rachel Chu accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young, to his best friend2s wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick2s 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 country2s wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors.
Publisher: Burbank, California : Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, [2018]
Edition: Blu-ray widescreen version.
Characteristics: 1 Blu-ray disc (120 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm.
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dianecreed
Jan 17, 2019

Acting was fine. Story line was formulaic. A whole lot of partying. I actually skipped through some of the party footage as it became too boring--Rich people spending lots of money. I haven't read the book (not sure if I'm going to now) but I hope it's better than the movie. I was disappointed after all they hype about the movie.

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Jtikva
Jan 09, 2019

Formulaic and predictable movie in terms of relationships: true love, breakup, happy ending. Better than average comedy (so much bad stuff out there that I tend not to even try them anymore) with some laugh out loud moments, but still soon to be forgotten. One of those movies where you're not supposed to ask why, if they are so in love, do they not talk to each other about their intentions, like where they will live and work. And of course, if they did, there would be no movie. Points for great Asian cast.

RobertELPL Jan 07, 2019

Enjoyable and fun romcom that actually made me consider reading the books (which are like nothing I would typically read on my own). I've already enjoyed Constance Wu in the TV series "Fresh off the Boat" and she was even better in this. Highly recommended for fans of this genre.

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milirick
Jan 07, 2019

Expected more with all the hype. Just a typical romcom just set in Singapore. Nothing new here or worth bragging about. Seeing the special features with the director bragging the last time something like this was tried was in the nineties was just plain sad considering he was probably referring to the Joy Luck Club which was both a great novel and turning point for Asian actors in Hollywood. This movie isn’t.

JCLHeatherM Jan 06, 2019

Splashy, colorful, and dishy, 'Crazy Rich Asians' manages to be a smart romcom that introduces the global public to the elite lives of Asian high society. Expect plenty of laughs, gasps, and 'awwws' as you witness Rachel Chu holding her own against her boyfriend's wealthy family and friends.

Combining elements from Kevin Kwan's original text, there's an anticipated follow up film to satisfy viewers who can't get enough of this crazy good film.

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BeckyR21
Jan 03, 2019

They did a good job on the movie, condensed a few things from the book, changed a bit as well, but none of these changes take from the movie itself. Well cast. It is like the book in that it takes a bit for any real plot movement as they set up all the many characters, but overall, an enjoyable movie.

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winston16
Jan 03, 2019

A fun to watch movie--which may seem like faint praise, but with all that's going on in the world right now, a good incentive to see it. Cast was good, story was predictable but,again, that was a good thing. I'd like to see more movies that are fun to watch and less horror or superheroes movies come out of Hollywood (I know, dream on).

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rogebc_0
Dec 28, 2018

This was a fun romance set in Singapore and interesting for the over-the-top and Hollywood view of the rich and famous.

oatmeal_crispy Dec 27, 2018

         Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.
         They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them
         soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful […] Even when
         they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they
         are better than we are. They are different.
                                             — F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Rich Boy"
 
[Crazy Rich Asians] is a charming, fresh, and funny rom-com about the rich, the crazy, and the crazy rich Asians of Singapore.
   Initially, I was hesitant to watch this film as overt displays of wealth are gauche, but my defences quickly capitulated to the humour, the writing, the style, and the heart of this film. Yes, there was an instance or two of awkward earnestness, for dramatic purposes, but this film was truly coup de main. For wealth, when raised and stretched to heights so lofty as to be unimaginable by normal people becomes ridiculous. And whereas Fitzgerald moralized, Kwan ridiculed.
   Fitzgerald wrote that greed tends to mutate the human heart. Kwan doesn’t disagree. Kwan’s story sees many examples of miserable, greedy couples. However, even the cynical satirist like Kwan cannot deny an exception, a healthy love match, and through that outlier tell us that even the rich aren’t that different from us after all.
   Why should it be strange that a multi-billionaire would want to marry a normal but brilliant person for a genuine reason—love—rather than become a “vigilante, who spends his nights beating criminals to a pulp with his bare hands” (re: The Dark Knight)?
   It shouldn’t, really.
 
P.S. Astrid deserves her own film.
 
4 out of 5

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EB8624
Dec 22, 2018

This is definitely a movie for grandma. It’s like a Doris Day movie from the sixties. Not that funnny, very predictable. Needed more spicy Kung pow in story line!!!!

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jimg2000
Dec 19, 2018

Many quotes in IMDb already, thanks to the contributors, including this one:

Eleanor Young: There is a Hokkien phrase 'kaki lang'. It means: our own kind of people, and you're not our own kind.
Rachel Chu: Because I'm not rich? Because I didn't go to a British boarding school, or wasn't born into a wealthy family?
Eleanor Young: You're a foreigner. American - and all Americans think about is their own happiness.

Note: kaki lang (Hokkien pronunciation of 自家人, meaning “my own people”)

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