The Ipes recently stayed in on a less-than-wild Saturday night and watched Crazy Rich Asians (2018). The film came out last year, but now it’s available on HBO Go. Is it a romantic comedy? If so, it’s the first rom-com that I’ve actually liked in a long time. Based on a 2013 novel by the same name, the film stars Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh, Awkwafina, Gemma Chan, and a whole host of interesting characters.
The film follows a Chinese-American professor (Wu) who travels with her boyfriend (Golding) to Singapore for a relative’s wedding. She would also meet her boyfriend’s family, and is surprised to discover they are among the richest in Singapore. The film has fun visuals and cinematography, excellent music, and yeah, it was enjoyable. Yes, now that I think about it, there are many of the familiar rom-com story beats, but the characters and the writing made it very enjoyable.
Also, I always enjoy a film with Michelle Yeoh. 🙂
It’s a must watch film.