Crazy Rich Asians

There are two things about “Crazy rich Asians” that set it apart from most romantic comedies. One is that it is good. Based on the Bestseller by Kevin Kvan and directed by John M. Chu (“Step Up 2: The Streets”,” now you See me 2″), it uses one of the standard formulas, but the plot is not based as much on stupid lies or stupid misunderstandings as most Rom-Com plots, and the characters are usually not selfish simpletons. This is important for many.

The other thing worth noting is that, with the exception of a few secondary characters, everyone in the Film is Asian. Mixed with the usual tropes of disapproving mothers, crazy parents, jealous girlfriends, catchy homosexual friends, montages to try on clothes, frantic airport trips, public reconciliations, etc., are elements of Asian (particularly Chinese) culture that add a slightly exotic touch to the familiar procedure if you’re a Westerner, not to mention how it has to resonate with an Asian audience that has rarely seen itself or its culture as part of a romantic comedy.

The story of this particular romantic comedy is one in which a brilliant and independent career, Rachel Chu, accompanies her handsome boyfriend Nick young to a friend’s wedding in Singapore, where she discovers that Nick is the heir to a world fortune and that his family is one of the richest in the region. Rachel is from the working class, so Nick’s domineering mother, Eleanor (Michelle you), will not approve of him. (At least, thank God, Rachel’s parents were Chinese, otherwise her relationship with Nick would have been a mistake.) But Eleanor also knows what it’s like to have a demanding stepmother, because she (Lisa Lu) is still the matriarch of the young family and has no problems with Rachel.

The marriage I’m here for is that of Nick’s best friend Colin (Chris Pang) and an Araminta, both fabulously rich like everyone else. The bride and her cohorts, including Nick’s intriguing friend Amanda, audition Rachel with naughty girls during pre-wedding events, but Rachel also has people on her side. Her College boyfriend Peik Lin, a party animal, lives here with her less fortunate parents (Ken and Koh Chieng Mun) and helps Rachel navigate the locals.

A selection of other relatives and friends is presented and Trots out little gimmicks, then leaves them when the story has nothing left to do for them. A little more attention is paid to Nick’s cousin Astrid (Gemma Chan) and her husband, Michael (Pierre Chan), who are struggling, but there still seems to be a lot more to this subplot in the book (This is part of a trilogy, by the way, and the film ends with clues as to where he will go next).

Director Chu dives headlong into the magnificent backdrops, basking in the magnificent houses and clothes of the characters(and food!), have fun with it. The movie is essentially one high-profile night after another, and while some of those 1% people are clingy (Peik Lin says someone’s taste for gold was inspired by Trump’s bathroom), they’re not stereotypically selfish rich. Opulence looks solemn and deserved, not like A “big cat”illusion.

From a narrative point of view, this is all familiar terrain, but the main characters are charming, and the main characters are intelligent and complex people with whom they like to spend time. The dialogue is funny, if only occasionally laughing-noisily Funny. Cultural milestones such as the production of dumplings and dumplings are presented without much explanation because it is assumed that the target audience already understands them. The rest of us may not know exactly what’s going on in the climate scene, for example, but we get the gist-and Hey, Mahong instead of chess for the game as a metaphor, what a refreshing twist. It’s the little things, you know?

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