Rachel(Constance Wu) goes with her boyfriend Henry(Nick Young) to Singapore for his best friend’s wedding. What he hasn’t told her is that his family has a lot of money. They are not simply rich – they are crazy rich. When she is brought into his world, she has to deal with judgement and accusations of gold-digging and a whole heap of nastiness, which is especially annoying because Rachel is just so totally good and adorable and awesome. Thank goodness she has kooky friend Peik (Awkwafina) and kooky family – also very rich (not crazy rich, just very rich) to help her through.
It’s a romantic comedy, so there is bound to be a fair whack of cheesiness. But my goodness, I feel like I spent quite a bit of the movie laughing at things which were not really supposed to be funny – like the “eating and smiling” montage at the market, or the strange over the seat hug which they’re driving around. It’s a really fun film, beautiful (and with so many hot men and hot women in amazingly stunning and luxurious locations – it’s worth watching for that alone) and a hell of a lot of fantastic, familiar faces, but it’s lacking something. I feel as though it needed someone to go through and tighten it up a bit. Maybe lose a few characters, or the odd scene, or just give it a bit more of shape. But having said that, it was so much fun, especially seeing in a cinema with a good audience who laughed loudly and really enjoyed it. Plus, the soundtrack is fabulous.
Crazy Rich Asians was nominated for Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Constance Wu) and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.