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.