How many crazy rich Asians do you know? I have quite of few Asian friends who make fun of their kind, and this movie hit right at home with the stereotypes of the Asians with too much money. While the use Asians and their traditions, these crazy rich millennials are across all ethnicities.
Jon M. Chu directed Crazy Rich Asians based on the book of the same name by by Kevin Kwan. Nick Young and his girlfriend, Rachel Chu travel to Singapore for Nick’s best friend’s wedding. What Rachel does not know before heading overseas with her boyfriend is that he is rich. Not just rich, but filthy rich. Rachel comes from a single mother, who struggled for everything they had, so this wealthy life style is new to her.
Because Rachel doesn’t come from money, all of Nick’s friends and family think she is a gold-digger and is just out for his money. The story is about everything Rachel endures for Nick because she loves him for him and not for his money.
Underneath all the stereotypes and the absurdities of each one of the characters in Nick’s life is a classic love story, perfectly good romantic comedy. It’s a story that has been told over and over again. One part of the couple is upper class and the other is lower class. Can the two worlds actually make it work out?
The story is fun and hilarious without being so over the top. Every piece of the film is delivered perfectly by the director and the cast. If the film makes me cry at the end, it’s a perfect rom-com. I didn’t think I would like this film but honestly, I loved it. I would recommend this to anyone who likes this type of film.