A Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Posted August 20, 2018 by shooting in TV/Movies / 31 Comments

Crazy Rich Asians, based on the best-selling book of the same name, was released last Wednesday. This past Saturday, my mom, sister, and I all headed to the theater to check it out. While none of us had read the book, we were all really excited to see Crazy Rich Asians based on the previews we’d seen. It seemed like a really nice love story, a family epic of sorts, and of course, full of humor! Verdict? We were right!
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Crazy Rich Asians: A Movie Review

Based on articles I’ve seen, Crazy Rich Asians seems to be doing really well in theaters, and I’m so excited about that. I hope that more people will go and check it out. It’s definitely a romance story between Rachel (Constance Wu) and Nick (Henry Golding). I loved these two together. Nick comes from a lot of money and privilege, but he doesn’t let that change him. He’s a really good guy who genuinely loves Rachel and wants to make it work with her, though when she meets his family in the movie, it’s obvious that won’t be easy.

Nick’s family is well…crazy rich. They are over-the-top, a bit judgmental, and not the easiest people to get along with. However, there are some members that are easier to handle than others, like Nick’s cousin, Astrid (Gemma Chan) who I just loved! She has money and she uses it, but she’s such a good person! She’s genuinely nice and cares about others, and it’s really obvious to see throughout. Plus, she goes through her own issues in the movie and I just wanted to hug her!

Finally, there’s the humor. While the previews do make it seem funnier, I still laughed out loud quite a bit. Part of that is Rachel’s friend – and old college roommate – Peik Lin Goh (Awkwafina). She’s a fantastic friend who really helps Rachel navigate Nick’s family – and provides her with some fun makeovers too! She’s also really funny and one of my favorite characters. I want more of her if there’s a sequel, and I hope there will be (the book is part of a trilogy after all).

Recommended? Definitely! Are you interested in seeing Crazy Rich Asians, or have you already seen it? Let me know! 

Did you like this review? Check out my movie review of Ocean’s 8 (which also stars Awkwafina). 

31 responses to “A Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians

  1. I am 100% on pins and needles waiting for this movie to be released ! I trued to read the book, but I couldn’t get into it, and from everything I’ve heard, the movie is amazing!

  2. I am so excited to see this movie! I wanted to see it over opening weekend but unfortunately it didn’t work out with my schedule, so I’ll hopefully be seeing it on Thursday of this week! I need to read the book too!

  3. I have heard so much about this movie! I really would like to see it at some point. I didn’t even know it was a book until they started talking about the movie being based on the book in some of the reviews I was reading. I’m glad to hear it lives up to the hype!

  4. Great review! I can’t wait to see this movie. I’ve been debating on reading the book first, but maybe I’ll just take a chance with the movie first.

  5. We had mixed feelings. I thought it would be funnier. Hoped it would be funnier. And the acting was not too special but the popcorn was good and we enjoyed being together and watching a movie without a lot of violence!
    Wonder how the book is?

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