The reviews are in and critics are loving “Crazy Rich Asians”.
On Friday, the film had 22 reviews on the review aggregator site, all giving the film a “fresh” rating ahead of its opening day on August 15. With more reviews to come, the movie’s 100 per cent rating could drop, the but the rom-com starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Awkwafina, Michelle Yeoh, and Ken Jeong is off to a promising start.
Based on the first book in the bestselling series by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” is the first major Hollywood film to feature an all-Asian cast since 2005’s “Memoirs Of A Geisha”.
Director Jon M. Chu’s movie follows the lives of a multi-generational family based in Singapore and beyond as native New Yorker Rachel (Wu) travels with her long-term boyfriend Nick (Golding) to a friend’s wedding abroad. On the ground in Singapore, Rachel realizes Nick forgot to tell her a few things; namely, he’s one of Southeast Asia’s most sought-after bachelors and his family is one of the country’s wealthiest families.