Raise your hand if you read Crazy Rich Asians in one night. Yup—that’s just about everyone that read even one page, and pretty much the reason why there’s so much excitement around the movie.
Based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians follows Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she travels with her devastatingly handsome boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to meet his family in Singapore and attend the wedding of Nick’s best friend. The twist? Rachel gets more than she bargains for when she learns Nick’s family is essentially Singaporean royalty—they’re incredibly wealthy, and Nick is like “the Asian bachelor,” as Rachel’s close friend Peik Lin (Awkwafina) puts it:
They are not just rich, they are crazy rich, and they are ready to pounce all over our unsuspecting protagonist.
All eyes are on Rachel as she navigates this foreign land and society. What will she do? Say? Wear?
Everything that makes Rachel a confident and successful woman Stateside is turned on its head when she goes Gap espadrille wedge encased toe-to-Saint Laurent Kate satin sheathed toe with her boyfriend’s mother, Eleanor Young. Along the way, Rachel learns more than she ever expected about her boyfriend, Nick Young, and leans on college bestie Peik Lin Goh, as she discovers what she is truly made out of.
So, what’s the deal? Why have you been hearing about it so much? Besides, being a great film with an outstanding cast, Crazy Rich Asians is also the first major studio film with an all-Asian cast since Joy Luck Club made its way to screens 25 years ago.
Scroll down to watch the first trailer for the movie. Oh, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for the release date of August 15.
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