Crazy Rich Asians: a review


Katelyn Sova

The movie poster for Crazy Rich Asians is shown on the screen when renting the film. The movie was released into theaters last August, and was recently released for purchase or rental. The film is “going to change Hollywood,” according to Time magazine.

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

It’s not every day that a Hollywood movie comes along with an all-Asian cast, but when it does, it gets attention. This past August, Crazy Rich Asians did just that.

The story follows Rachel Chu, an economics professor at NYU, who travels with her boyfriend, Nick Young, to Singapore for Nick’s best friend’s wedding. Upon her arrival to Singapore, Rachel discovers Nick’s family is extremely well known in Singapore and very wealthy.

Rachel meets Nick’s family and is scared they do not like her, even though Nick’s grandmother, Su Yi, seems impressed with her. After meeting Nick’s family, Rachel attends the bachelorette party for Nick’s best friend’s fiance but soon finds that some of the girls are not fond of her.

This movie did well in the box office, making about $238.5 million. It was rated 5/5 on Common Sense Media, and 91% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Crazy Rich Asians was the first major film in 25 years that has had an all-Asian cast. While it did well in the US, other countries were not as pleased. In China, the film grossed about $1.5 million, which was one of the lowest grossing movies of the year. Chinese critics called the movie a demonisation of Asian culture and found that the film’s materialism was bothersome.

Despite the poor ratings in some countries, I enjoyed this movie. It is working toward inclusion for Asian actors and actresses in Hollywood. If you are looking for a comedy film with an inclusive cast, Crazy Rich Asians is the movie for you!

While Crazy Rich Asians is not currently on Netflix, it is available to rent through most TV providers.