Saturday, 8 December 2018

Saturday Night movie: Crazy Rich Asians

Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Peter Chiarelli (screenplay by), Adele Lim (screenplay by) Kevin Kwan (based on the novel "Crazy Rich Asians")
Stars: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh Kevin Kwan .

The story follows Rachel Chu (Wu), an American-born Chinese economics professor, who travels to her boyfriend Nick's (Golding) hometown of Singapore for his best friend's wedding. Before long, his secret is out: Nick is from a family that is impossibly wealthy, he's perhaps the most eligible bachelor in Asia, and every single woman in his ultra-rarefied social class is incredibly jealous of Rachel and wants to bring her down.

Comedy/Romance/ 2 h


My Thoughts
I enjoyed the book, but I do remember that it was funnier than this one was. This was more drama and romance. I missed the funny stuff from the book, but then it was long ago so who knows how funny it really was.

Rachel is dating a cute guy, and she goes with him to Singapore for a wedding. Oh and the secret comes out, he is reeeeally rich. Like crazy rich.

The movie is then about how some of his family can not accept her.
She is not of money
Her mother raised her on her own
She is American. Or as they said yellow on the outside, and white on the inside.
She might love him, but what has love got to do with it.

Yes obviously some of his family are idiots. And women who wanted to catch him are catty and whisper golddigger. Ugh people!

Singapore looks great. I want to visit!

I know the Astrid story was in the books too, but I felt like it took away from this movie. I wish they had left it out.

The movie was good, but the book was better.


25 comments:

  1. I haven't read the book but I sure did enjoy the movie.

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  2. The romance was kind of blah for me but I loved the family aspect and thought Rachel was adorable.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. I guess I would have gotten the romance more if we had actually seen it

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  3. I've been hearing so much about this movie. I know the book was a big deal, and it seems people are pretty happy with the adaptation.

    BTW, I was born in Singapore. Tiny, but pretty country :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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    1. You were? Aww it looks so pretty! And the food, and the beaches that you can get to. Everything

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  4. I'll have to see if I can check out the book soon from the library.

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  5. I still need to see this but it sounds fun!

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  6. I just watched this last weekend. I didn't read the book, but usually the book is better than whatever they come up with. The story was good, the romance a little lackluster here, but it was a beautiful film. I loved the "Asian Ellen" the best!

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    1. Ha, yes she was funny :)
      The book was great and I do wish I had read more

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  7. I want to check them both, movie and book

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  8. I've seen this around and it does sound good. I think I'd read the book first.

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  9. I can't wait to watch this one. I just bought it in blu ray so super excited. And yay for a romance, sounds like a fun one. Didn't read the book though.

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  10. It always seems like the book is better than the movie.

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  11. I've not read the book or seen the movie. Maybe I'll get the audiobook. Thanks for the heads up!

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