Crazy Rich Asians is a 2018 American romantic comedy film directed by Jon M. Chu.

Official trailers

Warner Bros. Pictures on Monday, April 23, 2018 released the trailer:
CRAZY RICH ASIANS - Official Trailer.

Story intro

In 2018, Nick Young and his girlfriend Rachel Chu, an economics professor at New York University (NYU), travel to Singapore for the wedding of his best friend Colin to Araminta. In Singapore, Rachel visits her college friend Peik Lin and her family, who are shocked when Rachel tells them that she is dating Nick Young. Peik Lin explains that Nick's family is extremely wealthy and well-known and that Nick's high-society family and friends will give her a cold reception, but Rachel is unconcerned. At a dinner party at Nick's family estate, Nick introduces Rachel to his mother Eleanor, while Nick's cousin Astrid discovers that her husband Michael, a tech startup founder and former military captain, has been having an affair. Rachel worries that Eleanor dislikes her, although she seems to make a good impression on Nick's grandmother Su Yi. Rachel attends Araminta's bachelorette party, where she is confronted by Amanda, who reveals that she is Nick's former girlfriend. Rachel returns to her hotel room to find it vandalized, and is comforted by Astrid, who tells her about Michael's affair. Nick attends Colin's bachelor party, where he tells Colin about his plan to propose to Rachel. Colin expresses his concern about the trouble it will cause Rachel, especially with Nick expected to stay in Singapore and run his family's corporation. Rachel vents to Nick about the bachelorette party, and he apologizes to her for not telling her about his family before. He takes her to make jiaozi dumplings with his family, where Rachel admires Eleanor's emerald engagement ring. Later, Eleanor recounts the sacrifices she made to become a part of the Young family, privately telling Rachel that she will never measure up. Rachel is hesitant about attending the wedding, but Peik Lin convinces her to go and stand up to Eleanor. While driving to the wedding, Astrid confronts Michael about his affair. He partially blames his unhappiness and the great financial disparity between them on her then gets out of their car en route. At the wedding, Rachel stands up to Amanda and Eleanor. During the reception that night, Eleanor and Su Yi privately confront Rachel and Nick. Using the findings of a private investigation, Eleanor reveals that Rachel was conceived through an adulterous affair, after which Rachel's mother, Kerry, abandoned her husband and fled to the United States. Following this, they demand that Nick stop seeing Rachel for fear of a scandal. Rachel is stunned, as Kerry had told her that her father was dead, then flees in tears. Nick chases after her despite Su Yi's warnings. Rachel stays at Peik Lin's home for a few days, depressed and drained. Kerry arrives in Singapore to pay her a surprise visit, explaining that her husband was abusive and that the comfort an old classmate provided turned into love and a surprise pregnancy. She later fled in fear of her husband. Kerry tells Rachel that Nick had arranged for her visit, and urges Rachel to talk to him. When they meet, Nick apologizes and proposes to Rachel. Rachel arranges to meet Eleanor at a mahjong parlor. She tells Eleanor that she declined Nick's proposal so his relationship with his family would not be ruined, and that when Nick eventually marries someone who is good enough for Eleanor, it will be because of her (Rachel's) selfless act. Astrid tells Michael that she will be moving out of their apartment, blaming his insecurities for their marriage failure. Rachel and Kerry board a flight back to New York City, but are interrupted by Nick, who proposes with Eleanor's ring, revealing her blessing. Rachel accepts and they stay in Singapore for one more night for an engagement party, where Eleanor nods at Rachel in acknowledgment. In a mid-credits scene, Astrid exchanges glances with a man at a party and their eyes linger for a long time as the movie ends. He is later revealed to be her ex boyfriend Charlie Wu.

Cast

Constance Wu
Rachel Chu, Nick's girlfriend and Kerry's daughter
Henry Golding
Nicholas "Nick" Young, Rachel's boyfriend and Phillip and Eleanor's son
Michelle Yeoh
Eleanor Sung-Young, Nick's domineering mother and Phillip's wife
Gemma Chan
Astrid Young Teo, Nick's cousin and Michael's wife, a fashion icon
Lisa Lu
Shang Su Yi, Nick's grandmother and the matriarch of the family
Awkwafina
Goh Peik Lin, Rachel's charismatic confidant and best friend, and Wye Mun's daughter
Ken Jeong
Goh Wye Mun, Peik Lin's wealthy father
Sonoya Mizuno
Araminta Lee, Colin's fiancé and heiress to a billion dollar resort chain
Chris Pang
Colin Khoo, Nick's childhood best friend and Araminta's fiancé
Jimmy O. Yang
Bernard Tai, Nick and Colin's former classmate
Ronny Chieng
Eddie Cheng, Nick and Astrid's cousin and Fiona's husband from Hong Kong
Remy Hii
Alistair Cheng, Eddie's brother and Nick and Astrid's movie-making cousin from Taiwan
Nico Santos
Oliver T'sien, Nick's second cousin
Jing Lusi
Amanda "Mandy" Ling, Manhattan socialite and Nick's former girlfriend
Pierre Png
Michael Teo, Astrid's husband
Fiona Xie
Kitty Pong, Alistair's girlfriend and Taiwanese soap opera star
Victoria Loke
Fiona Tung-Cheng, Eddie's wife from Hong Kong and Nick's cousin-in-law
Janice Koh
Felicity Young, Astrid's mother and Su Yi's eldest child
Amy Cheng
Jacqueline Ling, Mandy's heiress mother and Eleanor's friend
Koh Chieng Mun
Neena Goh, Peik Lin's mother
Calvin Wong
P.T. Goh, Peik Lin's brother
Tan Kheng Hua
Kerry Chu, Rachel's mother
Kris Aquino
Princess Intan, The rich royalty
Harry Shum Jr.
Charlie Wu, Astrid's ex boyfriend when she was a teenager whom she truly loved

About

Principal photography began on April 24, 2017, and completed on June 23.

The film Crazy Rich Asians was scheduled to be released by Warner Bros. Pictures on August 7, 2018 (TCL Chinese Theatre), on August 15, 2018 (United States) and on August 17, 2018.

The duration of the film is 121 minutes. With a budget of $30 million, the film grossed over $238.5 million.

The film had received a "PG-13" rating.

Rating

Crazy Rich Asians got high rating from critics. The audience also likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: crazyrichasiansmovie.com

Google: #CrazyRichAsians

Youtube: #CrazyRichAsians

Wikipedia: Crazy Rich Asians (film)

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