Film Review: CRAZY RICH ASIANS (USA 2018) ***1/2

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This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend’s family.


Jon M. Chu


Peter Chiarelli (screenplay by), Adele Lim (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »

CRAZY RICH ASIANS is a likeable though occasionally cliche-ridden American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Jon M. Chu from a screenplay by Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim based on Kevin Kwan’s 2013 novel of the same name.  The film boasts both to be the first film by a major Hollywood studio  (Warner Bros.) to feature a majority Asian American cast in a modern setting since THE JOY LUCK CLUB (1993) and likely the first film to be mostly shot in ultra-modern Singapore and parts of Malaysia standing in for the Lion City.

The rom-com plot is quite simple.

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