Crazy Rich Asians impresses



Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) and Nick Young (Henry Golding) share a romantic moment with each other in Singapore, despite the nightmare that Nick’s family imposed on Rachel. The movie has so far grossed over $117,000,000 in the box office in the US alone, and over $26,000,000 during the opening weekend. In fact, it’s been the most successful rom-com in nine years.

Kevin Jacobson, Online Editor In-Chief

What many people probably don’t know is that Crazy Rich Asians was actually a book before it was a movie. Crazy Rich Asians is the story of a Chinese immigrant, Rachel Chu (Constance Wu). Rachel worked her way up from having nothing to becoming an economics professor at NYU. She found herself falling in love, however, with a man (Nick Young, played by Henry Golding) from Singapore that happens to be the heir to the largest company in all of Asia.

Throughout the movie there is drama and new characters that add humor and depth to the movie. When traveling to Singapore, Rachel realizes that she is far from her comfort zone meeting—she’s meeting new people who have wealth beyond imagining and who look down on people like her. No one is less approving than Nick’s mother (Eleanor Young, played by Michelle Yeoh).

This movie is quite humorous and takes a new spin on the typical romantic comedy that has become a staple of the genre. The movie has many interesting characters that make the movie so funny, including Rachel’s best friend from college, Awkwafina (Peik Lin Goh),who adds much humor to the movie. Overall, the movie is fantastic. It will make you laugh and smile at just the right times. With its ups and downs it will remind you of every other romantic comedy but add even more to it.

In the end, we all know what happens: they live happily ever after, with a possible sequel for us to look forward to.

3.5 stars out of 4