Saturday, February 19

Movie Review: Crazy Rich Asians (2018)

Film NameCrazy Rich Asians
Length:  2 HR
Released: 2018
Genre:  Romance, Comedy, Drama
Rating: PG-13
Where I Got It: HBO Max

This contemporary romantic comedy, based on a global bestseller, follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu to Singapore to meet her boyfriend's family.

Finallllly got myself to sit down and watch this movie. I've been wanting to watch it since I read the book. 

The story follows Rachel who flies to Singapore with her boyfriend to meet his family. Little does she know she is about to walk into the hornet's nest. They are rich. Beyond rich. They are snobby and judgey. 

Poor, poor Rachel. She is just a professor in love with a boy she thought was normal. He is normal...personality-wise. He likes the simple things. However, he comes from big and old money. Dumb boy for not giving her a head's up and preparing her properly. Literally dropped her among wolves. Sighs. I love Nick..he's a good egg....but uncool bro. 

I loved that we did get to see Astrid's drama unfold with her husband. Love her. She has a heart of gold too and deserves the world. 

From what I remember of the book, I felt like this did a good job in balancing the book and the director's vision. It was nice. No issues there. 

They need to do the 2nd book now. You can't just LEAVE it like that. There is SO much more drama ahead for these lovebirds and the side characters!!!!! MOVIE TWO NOW!!!! Especially with how they ended this one!! EEEEEE.

Okay. I loved the cast. Some popular faces here and even a couple comedians. Loved Ken!! I didn't expect to see him. He was hilarious AS normal.

There is comedy sprinkled around here. I felt like it was a nice balance of comedy and drama. It felt like real life in a way. Sometimes there is humor in our pain....and sometimes just pain in our pain. 

In the end, I really enjoyed this movie. It was much better than I thought it was going to be (I always get nervous with book-to-movie adaptations). The cast was great. The script was a perfect balance. You don't need to read the book to enjoy the movie. This is a goodie for Valentine's Day that is for sure. I'll give this 5 stars. 


Mary Kirkland said...

I haven't watched this one.

Carole Rae said...

It was fun!

Blodeuedd said...

I liked the book more ;)

Jen Twimom said...

OMG. This is one of my favorite all-time movies. I love it so much and now must watch it again. So it's funny because I've never read the books. After I loved the movie so much, and the way it ended, I assumed movie 2 would be about Astrid falling in love. Then I looked up the books and was like WHAT??? Now I don't want a second movie because I like where the couple was at the end. I don't want more drama.

vvb32 reads said...

Yeah, this story did well on both screen and book. Fun one.

Best Reads said...

I want to read this book. I love the setting, clothes, and the rich exotic culture. I saw part of the movie and I am sure that the book is extraordinary.

Carole Rae said...

B, in the end...I like the book more too.

Jen, oooooo book 2 gets drama-filled for sure. You'll have to read it or wait for movie 2. Someday!

vvb32, Agreed!

Best Reads, the book was even better!