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!A Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians (funny, yet full of heart) #crazyrichasians #ontheblog Click To Tweet
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).