An American-born Chinese economics professor accompanies her boyfriend to Singapore for his best friend's wedding, only to get thrust into the lives of Asia's rich and famous.
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Disclosure: I took the miss to see Crazy Rich Asians for two reasons with the most important one being my desire to support a major release in the U.S. with an all Asian cast. Being of Asian descent, this type of breakthrough is of extreme importance. So with that, the second reason was that I could do that and also tally this one as the annual or semi-annual romance movie we watch.
That's right. I am not a rom-com type of dude. There are very few throughout the years that are in my faves. There's Something About Mary and Crazy, Stupid Love come to mind. Crazy Rich Asians is not a movie in those veins. That doesn't mean its not a good one. Its just not my normal cup of Oolong.
That said, it hits on all the right fronts for what its trying to do. Its a little Cinderella, a little Rat Pack, all wrapped up in Chinese culture both eastern and American. My parents would love this movie. My girlfriend really liked it. Me, I thought it was ok, but I am glad it got made and I'd go see the next ten movies that are like it if they had all Asians in it too.